15 days in Idaho Itinerary

15 days in Idaho Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Idaho visit planner

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Coeur d'Alene
— 3 nights
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Drive to Spokane International Airport, Fly to Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field, Drive to Stanley
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Stanley
— 2 nights
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Salmon
— 1 night
Drive
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Rexburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arco
— 1 night
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Twin Falls
— 1 night
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Boise
— 4 nights
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Coeur d'Alene

— 3 nights
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Family-friendly places like Silverwood Theme Park and Tubbs Hill Nature Trails will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Coeur d'Alene to Athol to see Farragut State Park about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake, walk around Q'emiln Park, look for gifts at KnitKnit, and wander the wide-open spaces of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Coeur d'Alene online trip itinerary builder.

Newark to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Newark to Coeur d'Alene, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Coeur d'Alene when traveling from Newark in July, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Stanley

— 2 nights
Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the activities along Stanley Lake, explore the activities along Redfish Lake, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Galena Summit. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Yankee Fork Gold Dredge, then take an in-depth tour of Stanley Museum, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Coeur d'Alene to Stanley. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Stanley. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Coeur d'Alene in August since evenings lows in Stanley dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Salmon.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Salmon

— 1 night
Salmon is a city in Lemhi County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural and Education Center and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Salmon itinerary planner.

You can drive from Stanley to Salmon in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Stanley in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Salmon, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rexburg.

Things to do in Salmon

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Rexburg

— 2 nights
Rexburg is a city in Madison County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stroll through St Anthony Sand Dunes, then see the interesting displays at Legacy Flight Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Rexburg Idaho Temple, and finally find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Bear World. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cress Creek Nature Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mesa Falls, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Rexburg Nature Park.

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You can drive from Salmon to Rexburg in 2.5 hours. In August in Rexburg, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Arco.

Things to do in Rexburg

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Arco

— 1 night
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. On the 9th (Mon), see the interesting displays at EBR-1, then take in the dramatic natural features at Craters of the Moon National Monument, then walk around Bottolfsen Park, and finally examine the collection at Lost Rivers Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Arco trip builder app.

Drive from Rexburg to Arco in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Arco are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Arco

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Twin Falls

— 1 night
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. On the 10th (Tue), trek along Snake River Canyon Trail, admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls, and then take in the views from Perrine Bridge.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Twin Falls journey maker app.

Getting from Arco to Twin Falls by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Arco in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Twin Falls: highs are around 88°F and lows about 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Boise.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Boise

— 4 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Attractions like Boise River Greenbelt and Zoo Boise make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, shop like a local with Boise Art Glass, contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and tour the pleasant surroundings at World Center For Birds of Prey.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Boise journey planner.

Traveling by car from Twin Falls to Boise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Boise can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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.