50 days in Montana, North Idaho & Southern Idaho Itinerary

50 days in Montana, North Idaho & Southern Idaho Itinerary

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Fly to Bozeman, Drive to Great Falls
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Great Falls
— 5 nights
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 9 nights
Drive
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Whitefish
— 6 nights
Drive
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Coeur d'Alene
— 8 nights
Fly
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Twin Falls
— 7 nights
Drive
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Arco
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gardiner
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 6 nights
Fly

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Great Falls

Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Helena (Mount Helena, Cathedral of St. Helena, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, trek along River's Edge Trail, and immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Falls online trip planner.

New York City to Great Falls is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Great Falls. Traveling from New York City in June, plan for little chillier nights in Great Falls, with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:

9
nights
Glacier National Park

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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, take in the dramatic scenery at Silver Staircase Falls, trek along Swiftcurrent Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park day trip website.

Drive from Great Falls to Glacier National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. June in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 26:

6
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Whitefish: Polson (Sacajawea Park, Flathead Lake, &more), West Glacier (Glacier View Golf Club, River Rafting & Tubing, &more) and Bigfork (Eric Thorsen Art Studio, Swan Lake, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Spotted Bear Spirits and look for gifts at The Shops at Station 8.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Whitefish trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Whitefish takes 1.5 hours. In June in Whitefish, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 2:

8
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Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Explore Coeur d'Alene's surroundings by going to Troy (Yaak Rver & Ross Creek Cedar Grove Scenic Area), Wallace (Oasis Bordello Museum, Northern Pacific Depot, &more) and Crystal Gold Mine (in Kellogg). There's much more to do: wander the wide-open spaces of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, stroll around McEuen Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, and hike along North Idaho Centennial Trail.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Coeur d'Alene driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Whitefish to Coeur d'Alene takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Whitefish to Coeur d'Alene is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Whitefish in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Coeur d'Alene, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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7
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Twin Falls

Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Twin Falls: City Of Rocks National Reserve (in Almo), Ritter Island State Park (in Wendell) and Hagerman (Malad Gorge State Park, Hagerman Valley Historical Society Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls, take a peaceful walk through Sawtooth National Forest, snap pictures at Perrine Bridge, and trek along Snake River Canyon Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Twin Falls tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Coeur d'Alene to Twin Falls takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Twin Falls. When traveling from Coeur d'Alene in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Twin Falls, with highs around 91°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Arco.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 17:

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Arco

Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. On the 18th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Craters of the Moon National Monument, stroll around Bottolfsen Park, and then see the interesting displays at EBR-1.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Arco road trip planner.

You can drive from Twin Falls to Arco in 2 hours. Traveling from Twin Falls in July, expect Arco to be slightly colder, temps between 84°F and 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Arco

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

4
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West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Get out of town with these interesting West Yellowstone side-trips: Big Sky (Ousel Falls Trail, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, look for gifts at Send it Home, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Yellowstone, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read West Yellowstone journey website.

Getting from Arco to West Yellowstone by car takes about 3 hours. In July, West Yellowstone is little chillier than Arco - with highs of 77°F and lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:

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Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gardiner: Safari Yellowstone Day Trips (in Livingston) and Cooke City Montana Museum (in Cooke City). There's much more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, stop by Yellowstone Gifts & Sweets, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and delve into the lush surroundings at Gallatin National Forest.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gardiner trip tool.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Gardiner in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Gardiner can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

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Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Explore Bozeman's surroundings by going to Three Forks (Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park & Headwaters Heritage Museum), Virginia City National Historic Landmark (in Virginia City) and Willies Distillery (in Ennis). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Yellowstone Safari Company, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Montana Grizzly Encounter, take an in-depth tour of American Computer & Robotics Museum, and see the interesting displays at Montana Science Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bozeman trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to Bozeman takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gardiner in July: high temperatures in Bozeman hover around 86°F and lows are around 50°F. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 31:

Montana travel guide

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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.