9 days in Montana & Idaho Itinerary

9 days in Montana & Idaho Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
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Whitefish
— 2 nights
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Coeur d'Alene
— 1 night
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Gardiner
— 1 night
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Bozeman
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Glacier National Park

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Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Keep things going the next day: appreciate the views at Logan Pass, then admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, then get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and finally trek along Iceberg Lake Trail.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park driving holiday tool.

Los Angeles to Glacier National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Los Angeles to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, Glacier National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Whitefish.

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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Grinnell Glacier
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Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, view the masterpieces at The Purple Pomegranate, and then kick back and relax at City Beach. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glacier National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Whitefish trip app.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Whitefish takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Glacier National Park
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City Beach
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Coeur d'Alene

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Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stop by KnitKnit, get interesting insight from Timberline Adventures, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Art Spirit Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Coeur d'Alene route planner.

Getting from Whitefish to Coeur d'Alene by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Whitefish in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Coeur d'Alene, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Shopping
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Gift & Specialty Shop
KnitKnit
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Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 27th (Thu), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then stop by Parks' Fly Shop, and then take a tour by water with Montana Whitewater.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gardiner day trip website.

You can drive from Coeur d'Alene to Gardiner in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Gardiner is 1 hour. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in August, things will get slightly colder in Gardiner: highs are around 75°F and lows about 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Adventure
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Parks' Fly Shop
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Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 28th (Fri), see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, examine the collection at American Computer & Robotics Museum, then stop by The Last Wind-Up, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Glen Lake Rotary Park - Bozeman Beach (formerly East Gallatin Recreation Area) and then get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Guidelines.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bozeman trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Bozeman takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gardiner in August: high temperatures in Bozeman hover around 84°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

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