10 days in Sandpoint, Coeur d'Alene & Boise Itinerary

10 days in Sandpoint, Coeur d'Alene & Boise Itinerary

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10 days in Sandpoint, Coeur d'Alene & Boise Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Sandpoint
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Coeur d'Alene
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Boise
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Sandpoint

Sandpoint ©
Sandpoint is the largest town in, and the county seat of, Bonner County, Idaho, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Sandpoint: Deer Park Road (in Olympic National Park) and Kootenai Falls Suspension Bridge (in Libby). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pend Oreille, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandpoint City Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Schweitzer Mountain Resort, and cruise along Pend Oreille Scenic Byway.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sandpoint journey planner.

New York City to Sandpoint is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Sandpoint, with lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Sandpoint

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lake Pend Oreille, Kootenai Falls Suspension Bridge, Deer Park Road
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Lake Pend Oreille ©
Lake Pend Oreille
Kootenai Falls Suspension Bridge ©
Kootenai Falls Suspension Bridge
Schweitzer Mountain Resort ©
Schweitzer Mountain Resort

3
nights
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Explore Coeur d'Alene's surroundings by going to Silverwood Theme Park (in Athol) and Historic Wallace (in Wallace). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake, wander the wide-open spaces of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail, and stroll around Coeur d'Alene City Park and Independence Point.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Coeur d'Alene tour planner.

Drive from Sandpoint to Coeur d'Alene in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Coeur d'Alene are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Silverwood Theme Park, Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail, Historic Wallace
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Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Silverwood Theme Park ©
Silverwood Theme Park
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch

3
nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, have some family-friendly fun at Boise Escape, then steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, and finally stroll through Boise River Greenbelt. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Boise, then appreciate the history behind Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, then identify plant and animal life at World Center For Birds of Prey, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Labyrinth Escape Games.

Plan my day in Boise using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Coeur d'Alene to Boise takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Boise is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Coeur d'Alene in September; daily highs in Boise reach 79°F and lows reach 54°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Labyrinth Escape Games
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Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Idaho State Capitol Building ©
Idaho State Capitol Building

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