9 days in Idaho Falls, Portland & Wyoming Itinerary

9 days in Idaho Falls, Portland & Wyoming Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

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Idaho Falls
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Portland
— 3 nights
Fly to Jackson, Bus to Jackson
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Jackson
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to Snake River Greenbelt and then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Idaho.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Idaho Falls road trip planning site.

New York City to Idaho Falls is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Idaho Falls is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in October: highs in Idaho Falls hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 33°F. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Portland

— 3 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 11th (Sun): get lost in a book at Multnomah County Central Library, examine the collection at Portland Art Museum, then examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, then putt your heart out at Oaks Amusement Park, and finally take in the views from Hawthorne Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun and explore at Portland Children's Museum, then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and then get your game on at Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Idaho Falls to Portland with the Route module. Traveling from Idaho Falls to Portland, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Idaho Falls in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Portland, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Portland

Museums · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Jackson

— 2 nights

Last of the Old West

The town of Jackson serves as a base for trips to the nearby Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, National Elk Refuge, and several ski resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): relax and float downstream with Sands Whitewater and Scenic River Trips - Day Trips and then let the river carry you with Barker-Ewing Whitewater. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, let the river carry you with Dave Hansen Whitewater and Scenic River Trips, and then cast your line with Grand Teton Fly Fishing.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Portland to Jackson by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland to Jackson, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Portland, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Jackson, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Jackson to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jackson in October: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 47°F, while lows dip to 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

Wyoming travel guide

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Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.