12 days in Bend, Boise & Colorado Springs Itinerary

12 days in Bend, Boise & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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12 days in Bend, Boise & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Coos Bay
Drive:  4​h
1
Bend
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Boise
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Boise
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Coos Bay

2
nights
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park, then walk around Drake Park, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at High Desert Museum and then contemplate the geological forces at Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bend trip planner.

Coos Bay to Bend is an approximately 5-hour car ride. Traveling from Coos Bay in August, you will find days in Bend are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
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 20th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt and then pause for some photo ops at Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at World Center For Birds of Prey, then test your team's savvy at Boise Escape, then contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and finally stroll around Kathryn Albertson Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Boise trip planning site .

Fly from Bend to Boise in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bend to Boise. Traveling from Bend in August, things will get a bit warmer in Boise: highs are around 91°F and lows about 63°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Thu) before leaving for Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Idaho State Capitol Building ©
Idaho State Capitol Building

5
nights
Colorado Springs

National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Garden of the Gods, see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum, admire all the interesting features of Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, and get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs route planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Boise to Colorado Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Boise in August, expect Colorado Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 83°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

2
nights
Boise

Boise ©
Explore Boise further: take in nature's colorful creations at Idaho Botanical Garden, stroll around Julia Davis Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Boise, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Freak Alley Gallery.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Boise trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Colorado Springs to Boise in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, expect Boise to be a bit warmer, temps between 91°F and 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Warhawk Air Museum
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Julia Davis Park ©
Julia Davis Park
Idaho Botanical Garden ©
Idaho Botanical Garden
Warhawk Air Museum ©
Warhawk Air Museum

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