9 days in Yellowstone National Park, Idaho & Snohomish Itinerary

9 days in Yellowstone National Park, Idaho & Snohomish Itinerary

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9 days in Yellowstone National Park, Idaho & Snohomish Itinerary

Start: Boise
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Blackfoot
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Twin Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Boise
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Snohomish
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Boise

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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 26th (Sat): trek along Artist Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin and then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park vacation builder.

Boise to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Boise in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 71°F and lows at 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Blackfoot.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Blackfoot

Blackfoot ©
Blackfoot is a city in Bingham County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): examine the collection at Idaho Potato Museum and then take in the dramatic scenery at Selway Falls. Keep things going the next day: try your luck at Fort Hall Casino, examine the collection at Museum of Clean, and then get a new perspective on nature at Idaho Museum of Natural History.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Blackfoot tour planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Blackfoot in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect Blackfoot to be somewhat warmer, temps between 88°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Blackfoot

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pocatello, Selway Falls Campground, Fort Hall Casino
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Idaho Potato Museum ©
Idaho Potato Museum
Museum of Clean ©
Museum of Clean
Idaho Museum of Natural History ©
Idaho Museum of Natural History

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Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take in the views from Perrine Bridge, and then admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Twin Falls itinerary maker.

You can drive from Blackfoot to Twin Falls in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Blackfoot in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 58°F in Twin Falls. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Boise.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Nature
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Shoshone Falls ©
Shoshone Falls

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Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 31st (Thu), appreciate the history behind Idaho State Capitol Building, then contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary Site, and then stroll through Boise River Greenbelt. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Kathryn Albertson Park and then identify plant and animal life at World Center For Birds of Prey.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Boise sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Twin Falls to Boise takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Boise can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Snohomish.

Things to do in Boise

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World Center For Birds of Prey ©
World Center For Birds of Prey
Kathryn Albertson Park ©
Kathryn Albertson Park
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary

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nights
Snohomish

Snohomish ©
Snohomish is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): learn about winemaking at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, see the interesting displays at Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, and then revel in the low prices at Seattle Premium Outlets.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Snohomish vacation trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Boise to Snohomish with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Boise in September, expect nights in Snohomish to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are slightly colder, around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Snohomish

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards, Seattle Premium Outlets
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Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards ©
Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards
Craven Farm ©
Craven Farm

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