8 days in Wyoming, Idaho & Montana Itinerary

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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Coeur d'Alene
— 1 night
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights


Jackson Hole — 1 night

On the 23rd (Sat), explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art and then surround yourself with nature on Yellowstone Day Tours. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

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Charlotte to Jackson Hole is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Charlotte to Jackson Hole due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in September, you will find days in Jackson Hole are slightly colder (68°F), and nights are colder (38°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.
Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Tours
Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park — 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and get great views at Lookout Point.

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Drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Coeur d'Alene.
Nature · Parks

Coeur d'Alene — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, then look for gifts at KnitKnit, and then explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake.

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You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Coeur d'Alene in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September; daily highs in Coeur d'Alene reach 72°F and lows reach 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Glacier National Park — 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, then cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and finally get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

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You can drive from Coeur d'Alene to Glacier National Park in 6 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in September, Glacier National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 40°F. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Wyoming travel guide

Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Idaho travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Zipline · Bodies of Water
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

Montana travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.