11 days in Idaho Itinerary

11 days in Idaho Itinerary

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11 days in Idaho Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Idaho Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Arco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Twin Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Boise
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
McCall
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Portland

2
nights
Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls ©
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 17th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Snake River Greenbelt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Idaho Potato Museum, examine the collection at Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum, then see the interesting displays at Bannock County Historical Museum, then examine the collection at Museum of Clean, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Hell's Half Acre.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Idaho Falls trip tool .

Portland to Idaho Falls is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Portland to Idaho Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Idaho Falls when traveling from Portland in September, with lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Arco.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pocatello, Idaho Potato Museum
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Museum of Clean ©
Museum of Clean
Idaho Potato Museum
Idaho Potato Museum
Museum of Idaho ©
Museum of Idaho

1
night
Arco

Arco ©
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Lost Rivers Museum, then see the interesting displays at EBR-1, then explore the striking landscape at Craters of the Moon National Monument, and finally walk around Bottolfsen Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Arco trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Idaho Falls to Arco takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Idaho Falls in September, you will find days in Arco are slightly colder (69°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Arco

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Lost Rivers Museum
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Craters of the Moon National Monument ©
EBR-1 ©
EBR-1
Lost Rivers Museum ©
Lost Rivers Museum

1
night
Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Herrett Center for Arts and Science, snap pictures at Perrine Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Minidoka National Historic Site, and finally admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Twin Falls online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Arco to Twin Falls in 2 hours. When traveling from Arco in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Twin Falls: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Boise.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Minidoka National Historic Site
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Shoshone Falls ©
Shoshone Falls
Minidoka National Historic Site ©
Minidoka National Historic Site
Herrett Center for Arts and Science ©

3
nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Visit Old Idaho Penitentiary and St. John's Cathedral for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Warhawk Air Museum and Idaho State Museum. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Boise River Greenbelt, have fun and explore at Discovery Center of Idaho, pause for some photo ops at Idaho State Capitol Building, and examine the collection at Basque Museum & Cultural Center.

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Traveling by car from Twin Falls to Boise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to McCall.

Things to do in Boise

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Warhawk Air Museum
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Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Warhawk Air Museum ©
Warhawk Air Museum
Freak Alley Gallery ©
Freak Alley Gallery

1
night
McCall

McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then explore the activities along Payette Lake.

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Traveling by car from Boise to McCall takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Boise in September, expect McCall to be little chillier, temps between 69°F and 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in McCall

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Payette Lake ©
Payette Lake

2
nights
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 26th (Thu), take in the history at Old Mission State Park, then admire all the interesting features of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): make a splash at Silverwood Theme Park.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Coeur d'Alene road trip planning website .

You can drive from McCall to Coeur d'Alene in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from McCall in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Coeur d'Alene, with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Old Mission State Park, Silverwood Theme Park
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Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Old Mission State Park ©
Old Mission State Park
Silverwood Theme Park ©
Silverwood Theme Park

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