Welcome to Idaho Panhandle


Sandpoint reigns as the panhandle's most interesting destination, and not just because of sprawling Lake Pend Oreille (Idaho's largest) but thanks also to its neat, walkable downtown and local ski resort.

The region's largest town, Coeur d'Alene (population 46,402), is an extension of the Spokane metro area, but manages to retain a rural feel. There's a small boardwalk and a manicured park in front of the landmark resort on the north shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene.


Top experiences in Idaho Panhandle

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National Parks of the Northwest US

Imagine a two-week breath of fresh air and you've pretty well summed up this 15-day tour of some of the greatest American national parks there are. With big city fun in buzzing Seattle and funky Portland, unique and quirky small towns like Wallace and Jackson, and all the stunning western grandeur your eyes can soak in, this trip has it all. Combining hiking in parks big and small, sipping craft brews, savouring artisanal donuts, dipping your toes in the Pacific Ocean, and relaxing in cowboy bars, this whirlwind trip is the answer for anyone looking for a true adventure away from home.

$2839 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Los Angeles to Seattle Road Trip

With so many hot spots in America's Western states, it can be hard to decide where to hit. So we've done all the hard work for you with a 21-day road trip that crosses a host of destinations off your list, keeping time and your budget in mind. Start off on a glamorous note with the glitz of Los Angeles and Las Vegas before venturing to incredible national parks (Joshua Tree, Zion, Grand Canyon). The best of the west awaits.

$8199 18-to-Thirtysomethings

The Great American Road Trip–LA to New York

There's no better way to do the US justice than a great American road trip. This 53-day tour hits all the marks, going coast-to-coast from bustling cities to incredible natural wonders, and charming small towns in between. Hike along geysers, waterfalls, and wildlife in Yosemite National Park, get weird among Portland's artsy shops, indie breweries, and up-and-coming eateries, and join party revellers on New Orleans' famed Bourbon Street. Epic road trips are made of this.

$6519 18-to-Thirtysomethings

America's Coasts Road Trip – Westbound

There might not be a more intimate way to travel the United States than a road trip and this 42 day-tour takes things to a whole new level. Try to keep your jaw from dropping as you take in the sunset at the edge of the Grand Canyon. Cruise along the picturesque coastline of Orange County. By hopping on a flight in between to bring you from one coast to another, you'll minimize those boring long drives and instead get more time to explore the cities and sites that matter most.

18-to-Thirtysomethings

Camping Yosemite & Yellowstone

Imagine a land of lava and geysers, bears and bison, mountains and glaciers—now open your eyes to the possibilities of Yosemite, Yellowstone and Glacier National Park. This ultimate journey through these iconic national parks offers the outdoor enthusiast plenty of time to spot wildlife, soak in the scenery and experience the bubbling, gushing wonder of it all—there is more geothermal activity in Yellowstone than anywhere else in the world. Even when you close your eyes, you can sense the immense beauty surrounding you.

$3699 Classic

National Parks of the Northwest US

Imagine a two-week breath of fresh air and you've summed up this 15-day tour of some of the greatest American national parks. With big city fun in buzzing Seattle and funky Portland, unique and quirky small towns like Wallace and Jackson, and all the stunning western grandeur your eyes can soak in, this trip has it all. Combining hiking in parks big and small, savouring artisanal donuts, and relaxing in cowboy bars, this whirlwind trip is the answer for anyone looking for a true adventure away from home.

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