15 days in Idaho Itinerary

15 days in Idaho Itinerary

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Fly to Jackson Hole Airport, Drive to Ashton
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Ashton
— 1 day
Drive
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Idaho Falls
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lava Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arco
— 1 night
Drive
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Twin Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Boise
— 5 nights
Fly
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Coeur d'Alene
— 3 nights
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Ashton

— 1 day
Ashton is a city in Fremont County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Mesa Falls.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ashton tour planner.

Los Angeles to Ashton is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: high temperatures in Ashton hover around 67°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Ashton

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your 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 2nd (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Yellowstone Bear World, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Pavilion. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Idaho Potato Museum, learn more about the world around you at Museum of Idaho, then don't miss a visit to Snake River Greenbelt, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Idaho Falls River Walk.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Idaho Falls planner.

You can drive from Ashton to Idaho Falls in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Lava Hot Springs.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Lava Hot Springs

— 2 nights
Lava Hot Springs is a city in Bannock County, Idaho, United States. On the 4th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge, then take an in-depth tour of National Oregon / California Trail Center, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Lava Hot Springs Massage Therapy, and finally take in the natural beauty of Lava Hot Springs. On your second day here, examine the collection at Bannock County Historical Museum, then examine the collection at Museum of Clean, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Episcopal Church.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lava Hot Springs trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Idaho Falls to Lava Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Lava Hot Springs can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Arco.

Things to do in Lava Hot Springs

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Arco

— 1 night
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at EBR-1, take in the dramatic natural features at Craters of the Moon National Monument, then stroll around Bottolfsen Park, and finally examine the collection at Lost Rivers Museum.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Arco day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Lava Hot Springs to Arco takes 2 hours. While traveling from Lava Hot Springs, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Arco, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Arco

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Twin Falls

— 1 night
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. On the 7th (Fri), take in the views from Perrine Bridge, then take in the dramatic scenery at Shoshone Falls, and then hike along Snake River Canyon Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Twin Falls sightseeing planner.

Drive from Arco to Twin Falls in 2 hours. Traveling from Arco in May, expect nights in Twin Falls to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Boise.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Boise

— 5 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: stroll through Boise River Greenbelt, pause for some photo ops at Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, take in nature's colorful creations at Julia Davis Park, and contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Boise trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Twin Falls to Boise in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Coeur d'Alene

— 3 nights
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Go for a jaunt from Coeur d'Alene to Athol to see Silverwood Theme Park about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the wide-open spaces of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, explore the landscape on two wheels at North Idaho Centennial Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Coeur d'Alene travel planner.

You can fly from Boise to Coeur d'Alene in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Boise to Coeur d'Alene is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Boise in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Coeur d'Alene, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · 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.