13 days in Idaho Itinerary

13 days in Idaho Itinerary

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13 days in Idaho Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  4​h
1
Boise
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Arco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Pocatello
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Montpelier
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
6
Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: San Diego

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 some historical perspective at Old Idaho Penitentiary and St. Michael's Episcopal Cathedral. Do your shopping at Boise Art Glass and Cravin's Candy Emporium. Go for a jaunt from Boise to Grand View to see Lawson's Emu-Z-um about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Boise River Greenbelt, identify plant and animal life at World Center For Birds of Prey, contemplate the long history of Boise Train Depot, and get curious at Discovery Center of Idaho.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Boise online holiday planner .

San Diego to Boise is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego to Boise, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Boise hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Boise

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Warhawk Air Museum, Lawson's Emu-Z-um
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Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
World Center For Birds of Prey ©
World Center For Birds of Prey

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the activities along Redfish Lake and then stroll around Sawtooth Wilderness Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then get engrossed in the history at Stanley Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Yankee Fork Gold Dredge.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Stanley online route planner .

You can drive from Boise to Stanley in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Boise in June: highs in Stanley hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Arco.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sawtooth Wilderness Area
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Redfish Lake ©
Redfish Lake
Yankee Fork Gold Dredge ©
Yankee Fork Gold Dredge

1
night
Arco

Arco ©
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Lost Rivers Museum, examine the collection at EBR-1, then explore the striking landscape at Craters of the Moon National Monument, and finally walk around Bottolfsen Park.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Arco tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Arco takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Arco when traveling from Stanley in June, with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pocatello.

Things to do in Arco

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Lost Rivers Museum
Highlights from your plan
Craters of the Moon National Monument ©
EBR-1 ©
EBR-1
Lost Rivers Museum ©
Lost Rivers Museum

2
nights
Pocatello

Pocatello
Pocatello is the county seat and largest city of Bannock County, with a small portion on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in neighboring Power County, in the southeastern part of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Fort Hall Replica, see the interesting displays at Bannock County Historical Museum, see the interesting displays at Idaho Potato Museum, then examine the collection at Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum, and finally try your luck at Fort Hall Casino. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Episcopal Church, see the interesting displays at Museum of Clean, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Idaho's World Famous Hot Pools, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sunken Gardens.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pocatello trip planning tool .

Getting from Arco to Pocatello by car takes about 1.5 hours. While traveling from Arco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Pocatello, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Montpelier.

Things to do in Pocatello

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lava Hot Springs, Idaho Potato Museum, Fort Hall Casino
Highlights from your plan
Idaho Potato Museum
Idaho Potato Museum
Lava Hot Springs ©
Lava Hot Springs
Museum of Clean ©
Museum of Clean

1
night
Montpelier

Montpelier ©
Montpelier is a city in Bear Lake County, Idaho, United States. On the 22nd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of The Bank of Montpelier, then explore the activities along Bear Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Oregon / California Trail Center.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Montpelier online trip maker .

Drive from Pocatello to Montpelier in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Pocatello in June, with highs in Montpelier at 74°F and lows at 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Montpelier

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Bear Lake
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Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge ©
The Bank of Montpelier ©
The Bank of Montpelier

2
nights
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Bring the kids along to Silverwood Theme Park and Sandpoint City Beach. Visiting Coeur d'Alene Lake and Old Mission State Park will get you outdoors. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails and shop like a local with The Art Spirit Gallery.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Coeur d'Alene visit planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Montpelier to Coeur d'Alene. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Montpelier in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Coeur d'Alene, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sandpoint City Beach, Old Mission State Park, Silverwood Theme Park
Highlights from your plan
Silverwood Theme Park ©
Silverwood Theme Park
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails ©
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake

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