9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pendleton
Drive:  45​min
1
Milton Freewater
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Idaho Falls
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Sandpoint
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Pendleton

1
night
Milton Freewater

Milton Freewater ©
Milton-Freewater is a city in Umatilla County, Oregon, United States. On the 1st (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Pioneer Park, do a tasting at L'Ecole No. 41, and then get a new perspective on nature at Tamastslikt Cultural Institute. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Fort Walla Walla Museum, take an in-depth tour of Whitman Mission, and then view the masterpieces at Art Gallery at the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Milton Freewater road trip planning app .

Pendleton to Milton Freewater is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from Pendleton in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Milton Freewater, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Milton Freewater

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Walla Walla, Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, L'Ecole No. 41
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L'Ecole No. 41 ©
L'Ecole No. 41
Fort Walla Walla Museum ©
Fort Walla Walla Museum
Whitman Mission ©
Whitman Mission

1
night
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Gibbon Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, witness a stunning natural landmark at Steamboat Geyser, then hike along Artist Point, and finally explore the activities along Dragon's Mouth Springs.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park attractions planner .

You can drive from Milton Freewater to Yellowstone National Park in 11 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Milton Freewater in August, things will get much colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
Artists’ Paintpots ©
Artists’ Paintpots

2
nights
Idaho Falls

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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Idaho Falls River Walk, examine the collection at Museum of Idaho, then laugh and play at Yellowstone Bear World, and finally don't miss a visit to Snake River Greenbelt. On the next day, examine the collection at Idaho Potato Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of Clean, and then look for gifts at Poky Popcorn Shop.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Idaho Falls trip website .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Idaho Falls in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August; daily highs in Idaho Falls reach 86°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Sandpoint.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pocatello, Idaho Potato Museum, Yellowstone Bear World
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Museum of Idaho ©
Museum of Idaho
Museum of Clean ©
Museum of Clean
Idaho Potato Museum
Idaho Potato Museum

3
nights
Sandpoint

Sandpoint ©
Sandpoint is the largest town in, and the county seat of, Bonner County, Idaho, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails and Sandpoint City Beach. Get outdoors at North Idaho Centennial Trail and Pend Oreille Scenic Byway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sandpoint: Ross Creek Cedar Grove Scenic Area (in Troy), Kootenai Falls Suspension Bridge (in Libby) and Heart Rock Wines (in Bonners Ferry). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Farragut State Park and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Schweitzer Mountain Resort.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sandpoint using our trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Idaho Falls to Sandpoint. Traveling from Idaho Falls to Sandpoint, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Sandpoint sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sandpoint

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Coeur d'Alene, Ross Creek Cedar Grove Scenic Area, Kootenai Falls Suspension Bridge, Heart Rock Wines, Farragut State Park
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Kootenai Falls Suspension Bridge ©
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails ©
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails
North Idaho Centennial Trail ©
North Idaho Centennial Trail

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