8 days in Oregon, Idaho & Montana Itinerary

8 days in Oregon, Idaho & Montana Itinerary

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West Yellowstone
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Shuttle to Bozeman, Fly to Redmond
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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.
On the 14th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Portland day trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Portland. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Shopping


City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): engage your brain at Discovery Center of Idaho and then identify plant and animal life at World Center For Birds of Prey.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Boise online travel planner.

Getting from Portland to Boise by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Boise. While traveling from Portland, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Boise, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Boise

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Wildlife

West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 16th (Sun), find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Earthquake Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museum of the Yellowstone and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone attractions planner.

You can drive from Boise to West Yellowstone in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Boise in July: highs in West Yellowstone hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bend.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites


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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tumalo Falls and Lava River Cave. Visiting Sparks Lake and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Deschutes River, sample the tasty concoctions at Boneyard Beer, walk around Drake Park, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Deschutes National Forest.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Bend trip itinerary planning tool.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from West Yellowstone to Bend in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from West Yellowstone to Bend is minus 1 hour. In July, Bend is a bit warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 85°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Oregon travel guide

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.

Idaho travel guide

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

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.