8 days in Montana, Pacific Northwest & Idaho Itinerary

8 days in Montana, Pacific Northwest & Idaho Itinerary

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8 days in Montana, Pacific Northwest & Idaho Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  8​h
1
Bozeman
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
3
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  6​h
4
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Boise
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Detroit

1
night
Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bozeman tour builder tool .

Detroit to Bozeman is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Bozeman is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Detroit in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 30°F in Bozeman. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Livingston
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Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle attractions planner .

You can fly from Bozeman to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bozeman in October since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can fly to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): examine the collection at The Whale Museum and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor vacation builder app .

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seattle in October since evenings lows in Friday Harbor dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, stop by Powell's City of Books, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Friday Harbor to Portland takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Friday Harbor in October, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Fun & Games Shopping
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Room Escape Games
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

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nights
Boise

Boise ©
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 1st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey, look for all kinds of wild species at Hulls Gulch Nature Trail, then have some family-friendly fun at Boise Escape, and finally get your game on at Labyrinth Escape Games.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Boise online travel route planner .

You can fly from Portland to Boise in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Boise. Traveling from Portland in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Boise, with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

Labyrinth Escape Games
Highlights from your plan
Labyrinth Escape Games ©
Labyrinth Escape Games
Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt

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