15 days in San Francisco, Portland & Idaho Itinerary

15 days in San Francisco, Portland & Idaho Itinerary

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15 days in San Francisco, Portland & Idaho Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Coeur d'Alene
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Boise
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h
End: New York City

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, make a trip to Golden Gate Park, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Portland is known for parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, get outside with Portland Timbers, and stroll through South Park Blocks.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Portland road trip website .

Getting from San Francisco to Portland by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Portland are somewhat warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Timbers ©
Portland Timbers

1
night
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, trek along Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at North Idaho Centennial Trail, take an in-depth tour of Post Falls Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Coeur d'Alene trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Portland to Coeur d'Alene in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Portland in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Coeur d'Alene, with lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Post Falls Museum
Highlights from your plan
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake

3
nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
When in Boise, make a side trip to see Sawtooth Wilderness Area in Ketchum, approximately 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Boise Escape, take in nature's colorful creations at Julia Davis Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kathryn Albertson Park, and contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Boise planning tool .

Fly from Coeur d'Alene to Boise in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Coeur d'Alene in August: high temperatures in Boise hover around 91°F and lows are around 63°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sawtooth Wilderness Area, Snake River
Highlights from your plan
Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape
Kathryn Albertson Park ©
Kathryn Albertson Park
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary

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