8 days in Wyoming, Montana & Idaho Itinerary

8 days in Wyoming, Montana & Idaho Itinerary

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Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  6 h
1
Grand Teton National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
West Yellowstone
— Few hours
Taxi + Fly:  5 h
4
Boise
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 30 min
5
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h
End: Minneapolis

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park
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 9th (Thu), cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park road trip app.

Minneapolis to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Grand Teton National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Grand Teton National Park, with lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then trek along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

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West Yellowstone

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 12th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone road trip planning app.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Parks
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at World Center For Birds of Prey, contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Boise.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Boise trip itinerary planner.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Boise by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from West Yellowstone in July, you will find days in Boise are a bit warmer (94°F), and nights are much hotter (64°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
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World Center For Birds of Prey ©
World Center For Birds of Prey
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Zoo Boise ©
Zoo Boise

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then hike along Trail of the Cedars. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Highline Trail and then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

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Getting from Boise to Glacier National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Glacier National Park is a bit cooler than Boise - with highs of 85°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail

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