12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Portland
1
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Spokane
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Billings
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Red Lodge
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Boise
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Klamath Falls
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Portland

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at Portland Art Museum, do a tasting at Domaine Serene, and then admire the verdant scenery at Willamette Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Oneonta Gorge, make a trip to Multnomah Falls, then admire the landmark architecture of Vista House, and finally contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Portland. In October, daytime highs in Portland are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Billings.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Troutdale, Vista House, Domaine Serene, Oneonta Gorge
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Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge

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Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, and then immerse yourself in nature at Riverside State Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Spokane trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Spokane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Portland in October, with highs in Spokane at 59°F and lows at 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Billings.

Things to do in Spokane

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Riverside State Park
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Riverside State Park ©
Riverside State Park
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture ©
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral

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night
Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): have fun and explore at Wise Wonders Children's Museum, then view the masterpieces at Toucan Gallery, then learn about winemaking at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Angry Hank's Microbrewery.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Billings day trip planning site .

Fly from Spokane to Billings in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Spokane to Billings is 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Red Lodge.

Things to do in Billings

Museums Childrens Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Wise Wonders Children's Museum ©
Wise Wonders Children's Museum
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery ©
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery
Angry Hank's Microbrewery ©
Angry Hank's Microbrewery

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Red Lodge

Red Lodge ©
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): trek along Lake Fork Trail, shop like a local with Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery, and then hike along Silver Run Trails.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Red Lodge route site .

Getting from Billings to Red Lodge by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Trails Outdoors Parks
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nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Grand Loop Road. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Earthquake Lake and Yellowstone Historic Center. Change things up with these side-trips from West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (West Thumb Geyser Basin, Midway Geyser Basin, & more). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the West Yellowstone trip maker .

You can drive from Red Lodge to West Yellowstone in 4 hours. Traveling from Red Lodge in October, expect West Yellowstone to be slightly colder, temps between 50°F and 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to Oxbow Bend, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration, then steep yourself in history at Mormon Row Historic District, and finally explore the striking landscape at Inspiration Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Grand Targhee Ski Resort.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Jackson Hole using our trip planner.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Jackson Hole by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in October, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend
Grand Targhee Ski Resort ©
Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration

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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.
On the 12th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, shop like a local with Boise Art Glass, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Boise Mormon Temple, and finally admire the majestic nature at Lucky Peak State Park.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Boise trip site .

Traveling by flight from Jackson Hole to Boise takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, Boise is a bit warmer than Jackson Hole - with highs of 67°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Klamath Falls.

Things to do in Boise

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lucky Peak State Park ©
Lucky Peak State Park
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral
Boise Mormon Temple ©
Boise Mormon Temple

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day
Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls ©
Klamath Falls is a city in and the county seat of Klamath County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Badger Run Wildlife Rehab, contemplate the waterfront views at Wood River Wetland, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Klamath Fish Hatchery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Klamath Falls trip planning website .

Drive from Boise to Klamath Falls in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to Klamath Falls. Traveling from Boise in October, Klamath Falls is a bit cooler at night with lows of 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Klamath Falls

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Klamath Fish Hatchery ©
Klamath Fish Hatchery
Badger Run Wildlife Rehab ©
Badger Run Wildlife Rehab
Wood River Wetland ©
Wood River Wetland

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