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Portland to Coeur d'Alene drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Portland to Coeur d'Alene road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Portland to Coeur d'Alene. If you're planning a road trip to Coeur d'Alene, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Portland
drive for about 2 hours

12:52 pm  Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:52 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:33 pm  Umatilla
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Umatilla
drive for about 1 hour

11:01 am  Mesa (Washington)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:01 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

12:50 pm  Ritzville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:50 pm
drive for about 58 minutes

2:48 pm  Spokane
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:48 pm
drive for about 39 minutes

4:27 pm  arrive in Coeur d'Alene

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area  (28 mentions)


Mesa (Washington)


Spokane  (38 answers)
    Riverfront Park  (2 mentions)
    questions about Spokane:
        What's the best neighborhood in Spokane for a first time visitor?

What are some things to do in Coeur d'Alene?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Coeur d'Alene. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Claudia from asked:
Where to stay for great views  (2 answers)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Coeur d'Alene to Portland drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Portland to Coeur d'Alene. Or get a full Portland to Coeur d'Alene flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Portland well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Portland!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 384 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 56 minutes
275 Portland travel answers
1 Umatilla travel answer
38 Spokane travel answers
15 Coeur d'Alene travel answers


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