12 days in Idaho Itinerary

12 days in Idaho Itinerary

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12 days in Idaho Itinerary

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

3
nights
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Visiting Coeur d'Alene Lake and Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coeur d'Alene: Wallace (Northern Pacific Depot & Oasis Bordello Museum). There's still lots to do: admire the architecture and history at Old Mission State Park, admire all the interesting features of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, take in the exciting artwork at The Art Spirit Gallery, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Coeur d'Alene trip itinerary planning app .

Boise to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, car, train, and taxi. Traveling from Boise to Coeur d'Alene, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Boise, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Coeur d'Alene, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to McCall.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Wallace, Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail, Old Mission State Park, Treaty Rock Park
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Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Old Mission State Park ©
Old Mission State Park
Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail ©
Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail

1
day
McCall

McCall ©
McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Ponderosa State Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Payette Lake.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our McCall vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Coeur d'Alene to McCall takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Coeur d'Alene to McCall. Expect a bit cooler evenings in McCall when traveling from Coeur d'Alene in October, with lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in McCall

#Nature, #Parks
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Payette Lake ©
Payette Lake
Ponderosa State Park ©
Ponderosa State Park

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the activities along Redfish Lake and then explore the striking landscape of Sawtooth Wilderness Area. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Galena Summit and then explore the activities along Stanley Lake.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Stanley visit planner.

Traveling by car from McCall to Stanley takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from McCall in October, plan for little chillier nights in Stanley, with lows around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Arco.

Things to do in Stanley

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Galena Summit, Sawtooth Wilderness Area
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Redfish Lake ©
Redfish Lake
Stanley Lake ©
Stanley Lake
Galena Summit ©
Galena Summit

1
night
Arco

Arco ©
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at EBR-1 and then explore the striking landscape at Craters of the Moon National Monument.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Arco tour planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Arco takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Stanley in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Arco, with lows of 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Arco

#Trails, #Nature, #Parks
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Craters of the Moon National Monument ©
EBR-1 ©
EBR-1

1
night
Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. On the 17th (Wed), examine the collection at Herrett Center for Arts and Science, then take in the views from Perrine Bridge, then pause for some photo ops at Minidoka Internment, and finally admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Twin Falls route website .

Drive from Arco to Twin Falls in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Arco in October: highs in Twin Falls hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Boise.

Things to do in Twin Falls

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Minidoka Internment
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Shoshone Falls ©
Shoshone Falls
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.
Get outdoors at Boise River Greenbelt and World Center For Birds of Prey. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Idaho Penitentiary and Warhawk Air Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Boise: Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge (in Nampa) and Williamson Orchard & Vineyard (in Caldwell). There's much more to do: get your game on at Boise Escape, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kathryn Albertson Park, indulge your taste buds at Idaho Candy Company Store and Factory, and take in nature's colorful creations at Julia Davis Park.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Boise trip maker .

Drive from Twin Falls to Boise in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Boise can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boise

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Nampa, Williamson Orchard & Vineyard
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Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
World Center For Birds of Prey ©
World Center For Birds of Prey
Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge ©

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