9 days in Wyoming, Montana & Idaho Itinerary

9 days in Wyoming, Montana & Idaho Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Grand Teton National Park
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights


Grand Teton National Park

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 12th (Mon), hike along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail and then explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park online travel planner.

Toronto, Canada to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler evenings in Grand Teton National Park when traveling from Toronto in August, with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Scenic Drive
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Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 13th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park road trip tool.

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look for gifts at Eagle's Store and then stroll through Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Boise.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping


— 1 night

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 16th (Fri), trek along Boise River Greenbelt, stroll through Hulls Gulch Nature Trail, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Boise driving holiday app.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Boise in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in August: highs in Boise hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grinnell Glacier and Iceberg Lake Trail. Visiting Going-to-the-Sun Road and Trail of the Cedars will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail, get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and appreciate the views at Logan Pass.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Boise to Glacier National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Boise in August, expect Glacier National Park to be little chillier, temps between 83°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Wyoming travel guide

Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
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.

Montana travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
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.

Idaho travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
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.