12 days in Utah, Idaho & Portland Itinerary

12 days in Utah, Idaho & Portland Itinerary

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12 days in Utah, Idaho & Portland Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Stanley
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Boise
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Moab
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale


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1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City route tool .

Fort Lauderdale to Salt Lake City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Salt Lake City, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle

1
day
Stanley

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Redfish Lake, then take an in-depth tour of Stanley Museum, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Stanley online sightseeing planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Salt Lake City to Stanley. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Stanley, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Stanley

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Stanley Museum ©
Stanley Museum
Redfish Lake ©
Redfish Lake

1
night
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 8th (Sat): hike along Boise River Greenbelt, steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Boise Escape.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Boise planner .

Drive from Stanley to Boise in 3 hours. When traveling from Stanley in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Boise: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Boise

Historic Sites Trails Parks
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Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt

3
nights
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.
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Oregon Museum of Science and Industry will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Portland to Bridal Veil to see Multnomah Falls about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Portland journey planner .

Getting from Boise to Portland by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to Portland. While traveling from Boise, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Portland Art Museum ©
Portland Art Museum

1
day
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 12th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip planning tool .

Getting from Portland to Bryce Canyon National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Bryce Canyon National Park. Traveling from Portland in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bryce Canyon National Park, with lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 13th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Make the 14th (Fri) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Bret Edge Photography Gallery, and admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

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Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, you will find days in Moab are somewhat warmer (95°F), and nights are much warmer (61°F). You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Bret Edge Photography Gallery ©
Bret Edge Photography Gallery
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

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