8 days in Idaho, Montana & Oregon Itinerary

8 days in Idaho, Montana & Oregon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Boise
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Newport
— 1 night
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Bend
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Boise route builder.

San Francisco to Boise is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Boise: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): trek along Trail of the Cedars, explore the activities along Lake McDonald, and then explore the activities along Avalanche Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, then hike along Highline Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park holiday maker website.

You can fly from Boise to Glacier National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Boise in June: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 75°F and lows are around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 11th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, and then stroll through Cannon Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Cannon Beach takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Cannon Beach. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in June: highs in Cannon Beach hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Newport

— 1 night
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Otter Crest Loop, then learn something new at Oregon Coast Glassworks, then explore the galleries of Hatfield Marine Science Center, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nye Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Newport road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Newport: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bend.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Museums · Scenic Drive · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Bend

— 1 night
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Deschutes National Forest, then trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bend trip maker.

Traveling by car from Newport to Bend takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Newport in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Bend, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

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.