6 days in Idaho, Montana & North Dakota Itinerary

6 days in Idaho, Montana & North Dakota Itinerary

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Fly to Spokane International Airport, Drive to Wallace
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Wallace
— 1 night
Drive
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Helena
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive
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Medora
— Few hours
Fly

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Wallace

Wallace is a small historic city in the Panhandle region of the U.S. On the 28th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lookout Pass, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pulaski Tunnel Trail. On your second day here, take in the history at Cataldo Mission, get engrossed in the history at Wallace Mining Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Wallace Brewing Company, then see the interesting displays at Northern Pacific Depot, then see the interesting displays at Oasis Bordello Museum, and finally whizz through the canopy at Silver Streak Zipline Tours.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Wallace online vacation planner.

Los Angeles to Wallace is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in Wallace reach 57°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Helena.

Things to do in Wallace

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

1
night
Helena

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 30th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Archie Bray Foundation, steep yourself in history at Original Governor's Mansion, and then explore the world behind art at Holter Museum of Art.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helena journey maker website.

You can drive from Wallace to Helena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Wallace to Helena is 1 hour. Traveling from Wallace in September, you will find days in Helena are a bit warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Helena

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

2
nights
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 1st (Thu), take in the natural beauty of Norris Porcelain Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Paintpots, then admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Sapphire Pool, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then hike along Fountain Paint Pot, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Yellowstone.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone tour planner.

Traveling by car from Helena to West Yellowstone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helena in September: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around 64°F and lows are around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

1
night
Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bozeman attractions planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from West Yellowstone in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bozeman: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 30°F at night. You'll set off for Medora on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

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hours
Medora

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Harold Schafer Heritage Center and then contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Medora vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Medora takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Medora

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:

Idaho travel guide

4.5
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.

Montana travel guide

4.8
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.

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.