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The Oregon Trail South Pass (Self Drive)
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This is a suggested independent itinerary that you customize. Please select the best flights, hotels, trains, activities, transportation and number of nights in each destination to fit your needs.
Discover The Oregon Trail (the route that once served as the gateway to the American West). With this Self-Drive Package visit the cities located on the south of this historic pass. Start in Missouri, visiting Kansas City. Then, continue through Nebraska State, spending nice moments in Lincoln and North Platte (from Buffalo Bill, railroad wonders to the veterans memorial’s glory, the place offers attractions, activities, and events for all the visit). Continue to Wyoming with stays in; Cheyenne (the world's largest outdoor rodeo, and railroad capital) and Point of Rocks. In Idaho, explore; Indian Rocks Park Boise (the state capital city). Finally, visit Oregon and cities like; Umatilla Natl. Park (in the Blue Mountains, one of the best places in Oregon, for nature lovers with diverse trails for hiking, running, mountain bikes, camping and rafting), and Portland. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

This 17 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Kansas City, MO and out of Portland, OR
  • Rental Car for 18 days
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Kansas City, MO
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Lincoln, NE
  • Hotel for 1 night in North Platte, NE
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Cheyenne, WY
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Point of Rocks, WY
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Indian Rocks Park, ID
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Boise, ID
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Umatilla National Forest, OR
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Portland, OR
  • Driving Time
    Kansas City, MO - Lincoln, NE: 3 hrs. 15 mins. approx.
    Lincoln, NE - North Platte, NE: 3 hrs. 20 mins. approx.
    North Platte, NE - Cheyenne, WY: 3 hrs. 15 mins. approx.
    Cheyenne, WY - Point of Rocks, WY: 3 hrs. 25 mins. approx.
    Point of Rocks, WY - Indian Rocks Park, ID: 4 hrs. approx.
    Indian Rocks Park, ID - Boise, ID: 3 hrs. 45 mins. approx.
    Boise, ID - Umatilla National Forest, OR: 3 hrs. 30 mins. approx.
    Umatilla National Forest, OR - Portland, OR: 4 hrs. 40 mins. approx.


Related Cities:
Portland, OR (18)     Boise, ID (9)     Kansas City, MO (10)     Lincoln, NE (5)     Cheyenne, WY (8)     Indian Rocks State Park, ID (2)     North Platte, NE (4)     Umatilla National Forest, OR (2)     Point of Rocks, WY (4)    
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1. Kansas City, MO
  56 hotels
2. Lincoln, NE
   (34 hotels)
3. North Platte, NE
   (10 hotels)
4. Cheyenne, WY
   (10 hotels)
5. Point of Rocks, WY
   (15 hotels)
6. Indian Rocks State Park, ID
   (10 hotels)
7. Boise, ID
   (30 hotels)
8. Umatilla National Forest, OR
   (11 hotels)
9. Portland, OR
   (40 hotels)
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2 nights in Kansas City, MO

Kansas City sits on Missouri's western edge, straddling the border with Kansas. It's known for its barbecue, jazz heritage and fountains. Downtown, the American Jazz Museum shares a building with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, with giant shuttlecocks out front, houses nearly 40,000 works of art, from ancient to contemporary collections.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Worlds of Fun, Kansas City Zoo, National WWI Museum and Memorial, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, American Jazz Museum and much more.



2 nights in Lincoln, NE

Lincoln is the capital of Nebraska, one of the great capitals of the American plains. The city boasts the iconic buildings and landmarks such as the domed tower of the Nebraska State Capitol, the Lincoln station, and the University of Nebraska stand. Visitors will enjoy strolling through the compact Historic Haymarket District boasting an upbeat vibe brimming with fantastic restaurants, a vibrant farmers`s market, and beautifully restored authentic warehouses and brick streets. Explore several fascinating museums like the Sheldon Museum of Art and the Lincoln Children`s Museum.


Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Historic Haymarket District, Nebraska State Capitol, University of Nebraska State Museum, Sunken Gardens, Museum of American Speed, Pioneers Park Nature Center, and so much more!



1 nights in North Platte, NE

North Platte, located at the junction of the North and South Platte Rivers in Nebraska, is known as the home of `Buffalo Bill`, who’s historic ranch and mansion is one of the best sights to see. Also home to the largest rail yard in the world, Bailey Yard, the iconic Golden Spike Tower, and Chimney Rock. Visit the area of warm-hearted people, scenic natural attractions, great outdoor activities, and a unique history.


Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Buffalo Bill State Historical Park, The Cody Park Railroad Museum, Fort Cody Trading Post, Prairie Arts Center, Golden Spike Tower, North Platte Area Children`s Museum, and so much more!



2 nights in Cheyenne, WY

The Wyoming capital, Cheyenne, houses the Wyoming State Capitol Building and the world's largest outdoor rodeo, Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, with exhibits about early rodeos and artifacts like 19th-century passenger wagons. Don't forget to visit the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens featuring a labyrinth, and explore the collections at the Wyoming State Museum including dinosaur fossils. Come have awesome family fun at the land of cowboys, rodeos, trains, and nature.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Wyoming State Capitol Building, Governors` Mansion, Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne Botanic Gardens.



2 nights in Point of Rocks, WY

Point of Rocks, frequently referred to as the `Almond Stage Station` or `Rock Point,` was originally built to accommodate travelers on the Overland State in the early 1860s. Visitors to Point of Rocks can find the remnants of the original Almond Stage Station built in 1862. The town has seen a fascinating transformation from dusty trailtown, to railroad stop, to coal-mining mecca, to modern-day attraction. This is also a fantastic gateway to the beautiful Green River and Flaming Gorge National Park, both recreational hotspots that attract thrill-seekers and nature-lovers alike.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Almond Stage Station, and Gateway to the Green River and Flaming Gorge National Area.



2 nights in Indian Rocks State Park, ID

The Oregon Trail enters Idaho on the high desert in the extreme southeastern corner of the state. The Indian Rocks State Park is 16 miles south of Pocatello, near the town of McCammon. This is also where you`ll find Soda Springs, one of the most welcomed locations on the trail.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Towns: Soda Springs, Hot Lave Springs, McCammon; Fantastic Outdoor Adventures, and so much more!



2 nights in Boise, ID

Boise is the vibrant capital of Idaho, home to the Boise River Greenbelt decorated with walking trails and verdant parks along the water's edge. Downtown is the location of the hip epicenter of 8th Street lined with craft breweries, upscale bars, fun restaurants, and quirky cafes with vibrant murals and art deco buildings housing Boise`s Art Museum. Don't forget to admire the grand, sandstone Idaho State Capitol Building, a classical architectural form prominent among the city’s modern multi-story buildings and the landscape’s rolling foothills, and the Old Idaho Penitentiary, containing 19th-century prison cells and gallows, plus historic military weaponry.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Oregon Trail, Old Idaho Penitentiary Site, Bogus Basin, Boise River Greenbelt, Barber Park, Boise Art Museum, Idaho Botanical Gardens, and so much more!



2 nights in Umatilla National Forest, OR

Straddling the states of Oregon and Washington, the Umatilla National Forest looks like the Appalachian Mountain range in eastern United States. It is a place where stunning rolling valleys are surrounded by gentle sloping mountains covered with dark green or thick conifer forests. It is also where you’ll find the Oregon Trail that includes a vast amount of varied recreational opportunities. Few places offer better fishing, more varied hiking trails, more off-Highway Vehicle trails, nicer campgrounds, and more photogenic scenery. And it all awaits you!

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Historic Oregon Trail, Outdoor Recreations Galore, See artifacts From Everyday Pioneer Life, Visit Forts That Once Guarded Pioneers From Feared Native American Attacks, Discover Historic Sites of the Most Important Chapters in America’s History, and so much more.



2 nights in Portland, OR

Portland has a wide variety of parks, bridges and bicycle paths as well as art, theaters and a vivid music scene. Its eco-friendliness, its microbreweries and coffeehouses are enchanting and the Iconic Washington Park encompasses sites from the formal Japanese Garden to Oregon Zoo and its railway. A little bit creative, a little bit counter-culture, Portland is a year-round, always-evolving city that`s home to a mindful community dedicated to keeping its city sustainable, innovative and accessible.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Portland Japanese Garden, Oregon Zoo, International Rose Test Garden, Washington Park, Portland Art Museum, and so much more!




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Kansas City, MO
Day 1
Arrive to Kansas City, MO
Overnight in Kansas City, MO   56 hotels offered
Optional   13 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Kansas City, MO   56 hotels offered
Optional   13 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from Kansas City, MO
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Lincoln, NE
Day 3
Arrive to Lincoln, NE
Overnight in Lincoln, NE   34 hotels offered
Day 4
Overnight in Lincoln, NE   34 hotels offered
Day 5
Departing from Lincoln, NE
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
North Platte, NE
Day 5
Arrive to North Platte, NE
Overnight in North Platte, NE   10 hotels offered
Day 6
Departing from North Platte, NE
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Cheyenne, WY
Day 6
Arrive to Cheyenne, WY
Overnight in Cheyenne, WY   10 hotels offered
Day 7
Overnight in Cheyenne, WY   10 hotels offered
Day 8
Departing from Cheyenne, WY
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Point of Rocks, WY
Day 8
Arrive to Point of Rocks, WY
Overnight in Point of Rocks, WY   15 hotels offered
Day 9
Overnight in Point of Rocks, WY   15 hotels offered
Day 10
Departing from Point of Rocks, WY
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Indian Rocks State Park, ID
Day 10
Arrive to Indian Rocks State Park, ID
Overnight in Indian Rocks State Park, ID   10 hotels offered
Day 11
Overnight in Indian Rocks State Park, ID   10 hotels offered
Day 12
Departing from Indian Rocks State Park, ID
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Boise, ID
Day 12
Arrive to Boise, ID
Overnight in Boise, ID   30 hotels offered
Optional   10 Things to do
Day 13
Overnight in Boise, ID   30 hotels offered
Optional   10 Things to do
Day 14
Departing from Boise, ID
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Umatilla National Forest, OR
Day 14
Arrive to Umatilla National Forest, OR
Overnight in Umatilla National Forest, OR   11 hotels offered
Day 15
Overnight in Umatilla National Forest, OR   11 hotels offered
Day 16
Departing from Umatilla National Forest, OR
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Portland, OR
Day 16
Arrive to Portland, OR
Overnight in Portland, OR   40 hotels offered
Optional   16 Things to do
Day 17
Overnight in Portland, OR   40 hotels offered
Optional   16 Things to do
Day 18
Departing from Portland, OR

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Kansas City, MO Hotels (56 total)
Lincoln, NE Hotels (34 total)
North Platte, NE Hotels (10 total)
Cheyenne, WY Hotels (10 total)
Point of Rocks, WY Hotels (15 total)
Indian Rocks State Park, ID Hotels (10 total)
Boise, ID Hotels (30 total)
Umatilla National Forest, OR Hotels (11 total)
Portland, OR Hotels (40 total)


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Tours in Kansas City, MO (13 total)
Tours in Boise, ID (10 total)
Tours in Portland, OR (16 total)


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Kansas City, MO
Kansas City sits on Missouri's western edge, straddling the border with Kansas. It's known for its barbecue, jazz heritage and fountains. Downtown, the American Jazz Museum shares a building with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, with giant shuttlecocks out front, houses nearly 40,000 works of art, from ancient to contemporary collections.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Worlds of Fun, Kansas City Zoo, National WWI Museum and Memorial, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, American Jazz Museum and much more.
Lincoln, NE
Lincoln is the capital of Nebraska, one of the great capitals of the American plains. The city boasts the iconic buildings and landmarks such as the domed tower of the Nebraska State Capitol, the Lincoln station, and the University of Nebraska stand. Visitors will enjoy strolling through the compact Historic Haymarket District boasting an upbeat vibe brimming with fantastic restaurants, a vibrant farmers`s market, and beautifully restored authentic warehouses and brick streets. Explore several fascinating museums like the Sheldon Museum of Art and the Lincoln Children`s Museum.


Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Historic Haymarket District, Nebraska State Capitol, University of Nebraska State Museum, Sunken Gardens, Museum of American Speed, Pioneers Park Nature Center, and so much more!
North Platte, NE
North Platte, located at the junction of the North and South Platte Rivers in Nebraska, is known as the home of `Buffalo Bill`, who’s historic ranch and mansion is one of the best sights to see. Also home to the largest rail yard in the world, Bailey Yard, the iconic Golden Spike Tower, and Chimney Rock. Visit the area of warm-hearted people, scenic natural attractions, great outdoor activities, and a unique history.


Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Buffalo Bill State Historical Park, The Cody Park Railroad Museum, Fort Cody Trading Post, Prairie Arts Center, Golden Spike Tower, North Platte Area Children`s Museum, and so much more!
Cheyenne, WY
The Wyoming capital, Cheyenne, houses the Wyoming State Capitol Building and the world's largest outdoor rodeo, Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, with exhibits about early rodeos and artifacts like 19th-century passenger wagons. Don't forget to visit the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens featuring a labyrinth, and explore the collections at the Wyoming State Museum including dinosaur fossils. Come have awesome family fun at the land of cowboys, rodeos, trains, and nature.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Wyoming State Capitol Building, Governors` Mansion, Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne Botanic Gardens.
Point of Rocks, WY
Point of Rocks, frequently referred to as the `Almond Stage Station` or `Rock Point,` was originally built to accommodate travelers on the Overland State in the early 1860s. Visitors to Point of Rocks can find the remnants of the original Almond Stage Station built in 1862. The town has seen a fascinating transformation from dusty trailtown, to railroad stop, to coal-mining mecca, to modern-day attraction. This is also a fantastic gateway to the beautiful Green River and Flaming Gorge National Park, both recreational hotspots that attract thrill-seekers and nature-lovers alike.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Almond Stage Station, and Gateway to the Green River and Flaming Gorge National Area.
Indian Rocks State Park, ID
The Oregon Trail enters Idaho on the high desert in the extreme southeastern corner of the state. The Indian Rocks State Park is 16 miles south of Pocatello, near the town of McCammon. This is also where you`ll find Soda Springs, one of the most welcomed locations on the trail.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Towns: Soda Springs, Hot Lave Springs, McCammon; Fantastic Outdoor Adventures, and so much more!
Boise, ID
Boise is the vibrant capital of Idaho, home to the Boise River Greenbelt decorated with walking trails and verdant parks along the water's edge. Downtown is the location of the hip epicenter of 8th Street lined with craft breweries, upscale bars, fun restaurants, and quirky cafes with vibrant murals and art deco buildings housing Boise`s Art Museum. Don't forget to admire the grand, sandstone Idaho State Capitol Building, a classical architectural form prominent among the city’s modern multi-story buildings and the landscape’s rolling foothills, and the Old Idaho Penitentiary, containing 19th-century prison cells and gallows, plus historic military weaponry.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Oregon Trail, Old Idaho Penitentiary Site, Bogus Basin, Boise River Greenbelt, Barber Park, Boise Art Museum, Idaho Botanical Gardens, and so much more!
Umatilla National Forest, OR
Straddling the states of Oregon and Washington, the Umatilla National Forest looks like the Appalachian Mountain range in eastern United States. It is a place where stunning rolling valleys are surrounded by gentle sloping mountains covered with dark green or thick conifer forests. It is also where you’ll find the Oregon Trail that includes a vast amount of varied recreational opportunities. Few places offer better fishing, more varied hiking trails, more off-Highway Vehicle trails, nicer campgrounds, and more photogenic scenery. And it all awaits you!

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Historic Oregon Trail, Outdoor Recreations Galore, See artifacts From Everyday Pioneer Life, Visit Forts That Once Guarded Pioneers From Feared Native American Attacks, Discover Historic Sites of the Most Important Chapters in America’s History, and so much more.
Portland, OR
Portland has a wide variety of parks, bridges and bicycle paths as well as art, theaters and a vivid music scene. Its eco-friendliness, its microbreweries and coffeehouses are enchanting and the Iconic Washington Park encompasses sites from the formal Japanese Garden to Oregon Zoo and its railway. A little bit creative, a little bit counter-culture, Portland is a year-round, always-evolving city that`s home to a mindful community dedicated to keeping its city sustainable, innovative and accessible.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Portland Japanese Garden, Oregon Zoo, International Rose Test Garden, Washington Park, Portland Art Museum, and so much more!

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