15 days in Idaho Itinerary

15 days in Idaho Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Idaho travel route planner

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Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
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McCall
— 2 nights
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Boise
— 3 nights
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Twin Falls
— 1 night
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Ketchum
— 2 nights
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Stanley
— 1 night
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Arco
— 1 night
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Idaho Falls
— 2 nights
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Coeur d'Alene

— 2 nights
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Silverwood Theme Park in Athol (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake, stroll around Coeur d'Alene City Park and Independence Point, wander the wide-open spaces of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, and look for gifts at KnitKnit.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Coeur d'Alene journey builder site.

Atlanta to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Coeur d'Alene when traveling from Atlanta in August, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to McCall.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Theme Parks · Parks · Golf · Nature

Side Trip

McCall

— 2 nights
McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): cast your line with River Adventures and then stroll around Riggins City Park. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Payette Lake, play a few rounds at Mccall Golf Club, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ponderosa State Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our McCall holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Coeur d'Alene to McCall takes 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 47°F in McCall. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Boise.

Things to do in McCall

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Boise

— 3 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Boise is known for trails, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt, stroll around Barber Park, look for gifts at Cinder Wines, and look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey.

Make your Boise itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from McCall to Boise takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from McCall in August, things will get a bit warmer in Boise: highs are around 91°F and lows about 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Twin Falls

— 1 night
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the views from Perrine Bridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Shoshone Falls, and then hike along Snake River Canyon Trail.

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Traveling by car from Boise to Twin Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Twin Falls can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Ketchum.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Ketchum

— 2 nights
Ketchum is a city in Blaine County, Idaho, United States, in the central part of the state. On the 15th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Pettit Lake, then take a peaceful walk through Sawtooth Wilderness Area, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Ketchum Cemetery. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Fisher Creek Trail, don't miss a visit to Sun Valley Resort, then get engrossed in the history at Blaine County Historical Museum, and finally grab your bike and head to Wood River Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ketchum road trip planning website.

Drive from Twin Falls to Ketchum in 2 hours. In August, Ketchum is slightly colder than Twin Falls - with highs of 81°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Ketchum

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): 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 reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Stanley tour planner.

Drive from Ketchum to Stanley in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ketchum in August since evenings lows in Stanley dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Arco.

Things to do in Stanley

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature

Arco

— 1 night
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. On the 18th (Wed), examine the collection at EBR-1, then explore the striking landscape at Craters of the Moon National Monument, then stroll around Bottolfsen Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Lost Rivers Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Arco trip planner.

Getting from Stanley to Arco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Stanley in August, Arco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Arco

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Idaho Falls

— 2 nights
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Bear World, then learn more about the world around you at Museum of Idaho, and finally make a trip to Snake River Greenbelt.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Idaho Falls day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Arco to Idaho Falls takes 1.5 hours. August in Idaho Falls sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.