11 days in Idaho Itinerary

11 days in Idaho Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Idaho holiday planner

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Make it your trip
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Idaho Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Arco
— 1 night
Drive
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Stanley
— 1 night
Drive
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McCall
— 1 night
Drive
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Coeur d'Alene
— 3 nights
Fly
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Boise
— 1 night
Drive
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Twin Falls
— 2 nights
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Idaho Falls

— 1 night
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. On the 6th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Yellowstone Bear World. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Idaho Falls River Walk, then make a trip to Snake River Greenbelt, and finally learn more about the world around you at Museum of Idaho.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Idaho Falls online visit planner.

New York City to Idaho Falls is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in August, Idaho Falls is much colder at night with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Arco.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Arco

— 1 night
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): see the interesting displays at EBR-1, take in the dramatic natural features at Craters of the Moon National Monument, and then stroll around Bottolfsen Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Arco online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Idaho Falls to Arco takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Idaho Falls in August, expect nights in Arco to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are slightly colder, around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Arco

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. On the 9th (Mon), explore the activities along Redfish Lake, then get engrossed in the history at Stanley Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Stanley trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Arco to Stanley in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Arco in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Stanley, with lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to McCall.

Things to do in Stanley

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Nature

McCall

— 1 night
McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. On the 10th (Tue), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at Payette Lake.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read McCall visit planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to McCall takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in McCall when traveling from Stanley in August, with lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in McCall

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Nature

Coeur d'Alene

— 3 nights
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Coeur d'Alene: Athol (Farragut State Park & Silverwood Theme Park). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake, tee off at Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course, look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, and wander the wide-open spaces of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch.

To find out how to plan a trip to Coeur d'Alene, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from McCall to Coeur d'Alene in 5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from McCall to Coeur d'Alene due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from McCall in August since evenings lows in Coeur d'Alene dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Boise.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Golf

Side Trip

Boise

— 1 night

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at World Center For Birds of Prey, then stop by Cinder Wines, then contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and finally hike along Boise River Greenbelt.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Boise online route maker.

Fly from Coeur d'Alene to Boise in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Coeur d'Alene in August, with highs in Boise at 91°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Trails · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Twin Falls

— 2 nights
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. On the 15th (Sun), snap pictures at Perrine Bridge, then admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls, and then hike along Snake River Canyon Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Twin Falls trip planner.

Traveling by car from Boise to Twin Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Idaho travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
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.