12 days in Bend, Boise & Colorado Springs Itinerary

12 days in Bend, Boise & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bend
— 2 nights
2
Boise
— 2 nights
3
Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
4
Boise
— 2 nights

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, stroll around Drake Park, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at High Desert Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bend journey planner.

Coos Bay to Bend is an approximately 5-hour car ride. When traveling from Coos Bay in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bend: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum

2
nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): hike along Boise River Greenbelt and then appreciate the history behind Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at World Center For Birds of Prey, thentest your team's savvy at Boise Escape, thensteep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, and finally stroll around Kathryn Albertson Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Boise travel planner.

You can fly from Bend to Boise in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Bend to Boise is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bend in August: high temperatures in Boise hover around °F and lows are around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape
World Center For Birds of Prey ©
World Center For Birds of Prey

5
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Take a break from Colorado Springs with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls, deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, and look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Boise to Colorado Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Boise in August: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

2
nights
Boise

Boise ©
Enjoy Boise some more: examine the collection at Basque Museum & Cultural Center, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ridge to River Trail System, get curious at Discovery Center of Idaho, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Freak Alley Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Boise day trip planning site.

Fly from Colorado Springs to Boise in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in August, with highs in Boise at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trip

Warhawk Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Julia Davis Park ©
Julia Davis Park
Basque Museum & Cultural Center ©
Basque Museum & Cultural Center
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral

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