10 days in Idaho Itinerary

10 days in Idaho Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Idaho vacation planner
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Coeur d'Alene
— 3 nights
Drive
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McCall
— 1 night
Drive
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Stanley
— 1 night
Drive
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Ketchum
— 2 nights
Drive
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Twin Falls
— 2 nights
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Coeur d'Alene — 3 nights

Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Coeur d'Alene's Old Mission State Park and Round Lake State Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail and Electric Adventures. Change things up with these side-trips from Coeur d'Alene: TerBest Alpacas (in Priest River) and Bonner County History Museum (in Sandpoint). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake, view the masterpieces at The Art Spirit Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at English Point Recreation Area, and take in the history at Cataldo Mission.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Coeur d'Alene journey planner.

Kansas City to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. August in Coeur d'Alene sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to McCall.
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McCall — 1 night

McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then immerse yourself in nature at Ponderosa State Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our McCall trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coeur d'Alene to McCall takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Coeur d'Alene to McCall due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in August, plan for slightly colder nights in McCall, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Stanley.
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Stanley — 1 night

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then explore the activities along Stanley Lake.

Start your trip to Stanley by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from McCall to Stanley in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from McCall in August, expect little chillier with lows of 37°F in Stanley. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ketchum.
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Ketchum — 2 nights

Ketchum is a city in Blaine County, Idaho, United States, in the central part of the state. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): get outside with Fly Sun Valley, then admire the masterpieces at Sun Valley Center for the Arts, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Adam's Gulch Loop, and finally stroll through Bald Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): grab your bike and head to Fisher Creek Trail, then examine the collection at Wood River Valley Ore Wagon Museum, then stroll through Bald Mountain Trail, and finally hit the slopes at Sun Valley Resort.

Before you visit Ketchum, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Stanley to Ketchum in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Stanley in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ketchum, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Twin Falls.
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Twin Falls — 2 nights

Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): hike along Snake River Canyon Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Pillar Falls, then admire the sheer force of Auger Falls, and finally stroll through Rock Creek Park. On the next day, hike along Oregon Trail and then explore the activities along Hagerman State Fish Hatchery.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Twin Falls itinerary maker website.

Getting from Ketchum to Twin Falls by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Ketchum in September, expect nights in Twin Falls to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.
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