9 days in Montana, Idaho & Wyoming Itinerary

9 days in Montana, Idaho & Wyoming Itinerary

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9 days in Montana, Idaho & Wyoming Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + taxi:  9​h 30​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Boise
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  6​h
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
On the 3rd (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Glacier National Park trip simple and quick.

Washington DC to Glacier National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Glacier National Park is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: highs in Glacier National Park hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Jackson Glacier Overlook ©
Jackson Glacier Overlook

1
day
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kathryn Albertson Park, have some family-friendly fun at Boise Escape, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Boise vacation planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Boise in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, car, and bus. In October, Boise is a bit warmer than Glacier National Park - with highs of 67°F and lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Boise

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape
Kathryn Albertson Park ©
Kathryn Albertson Park

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, explore and take pictures at Artist Point, and explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Boise to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Boise in October, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 47°F by day to 25°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

2
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 10th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jackson Hole trip planning site .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art

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