15 days in Idaho, Oregon & California Itinerary

15 days in Idaho, Oregon & California Itinerary

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Twin Falls
— 1 night
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Boise
— 1 night
Fly to Portland, Bus to Newport
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Twin Falls

— 1 night
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. On the 17th (Wed), hike along Snake River Canyon Trail, then snap pictures at Perrine Bridge, then admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Auger Falls.

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New York City to Twin Falls is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 53°F in Twin Falls. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Boise.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Boise

— 1 night

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 18th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center, trek along Boise River Greenbelt, steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, then get a sense of history and politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Boise Art Glass.

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Traveling by car from Twin Falls to Boise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Newport

— 2 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 19th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, then visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Nye Beach, then take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, and finally take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Boise to Newport in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to Newport due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boise in June, expect nights in Newport to be slightly colder, around 48°F, while days are much colder, around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take a peaceful walk through The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): learn about winemaking at Red Ridge Farms, then appreciate the views at Sokol Blosser Winery, then see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Live Laugh Love Art.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Portland trip builder site.

You can drive from Newport to Portland in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newport in June: high temperatures in Portland hover around 77°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Mumm Napa and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Mecanique and USS Pampanito. Venture out of the city with trips to Calistoga (Clos Pegase Winery & Castello di Amorosa), St. Helena (V. Sattui Winery & VGS Chateau Potelle) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and sample the tasty concoctions at Anchor Brewing Company.

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Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portland in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): shop like a local with Annenberg Community Beach House, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally examine the collection at The Getty Center. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Montana Avenue, admire the masterpieces at Hammer Museum, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then get engrossed in the history at Avila Adobe, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 79°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): kick back and relax at South Carlsbad State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coronado Beach, admire the majestic nature at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, and then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Idaho travel guide

4.6
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.