17 days in Idaho Itinerary

17 days in Idaho Itinerary

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17 days in Idaho Itinerary

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

4
nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Idaho Penitentiary and Ste. Chapelle Winery. Get outdoors at Boise River Greenbelt and World Center For Birds of Prey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boise: Caldwell (Huston Vineyards & Fujishin Family Cellars) and Indian Creek (Stowe) Winery (in Kuna). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Warhawk Air Museum, wander the streets of Hyde Park, get to know the fascinating history of Freak Alley Gallery, and play a few rounds at BanBury Golf Club.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Boise vacation maker tool .

Seattle to Boise is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle to Boise, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Boise, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to McCall.

Things to do in Boise

Wineries Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caldwell, Garden City, BanBury Golf Club, Warhawk Air Museum, Indian Creek (Stowe) Winery
Highlights from your plan
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
McCall

McCall ©
McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. On the 25th (Wed), explore the activities along Payette Lake, see the interesting displays at Central Idaho Historical Museum, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Ponderosa State Park and then play a few rounds at Mccall Golf Club.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the McCall road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Boise to McCall takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Boise in September, expect McCall to be slightly colder, temps between 69°F and 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Stanley.

Things to do in McCall

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mccall Golf Club ©
Mccall Golf Club
River Rafting & Tubing
Payette Lake ©
Payette Lake

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the activities along Redfish Lake and then delve into the lush surroundings at Sawtooth Wilderness Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then get engrossed in the history at Stanley Museum, and then explore the activities along Stanley Lake.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Stanley online vacation planner .

Drive from McCall to Stanley in 3.5 hours. Traveling from McCall in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 32°F in Stanley. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Arco.

Things to do in Stanley

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Sawtooth Wilderness Area
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Redfish Lake ©
Redfish Lake
Stanley Lake ©
Stanley Lake

1
night
Arco

Arco ©
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. On the 29th (Sun), examine the collection at EBR-1, then take in the dramatic natural features at Craters of the Moon National Monument, and then walk around Bottolfsen Park.

Plan trip to Arco with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Stanley to Arco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Stanley in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Arco, with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Arco

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Craters of the Moon National Monument ©
EBR-1 ©
EBR-1
Bottolfsen Park ©
Bottolfsen Park

3
nights
Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls ©
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. Take a break from the city and head to Idaho Falls River Walk and Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Clean and Collector Corner Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Idaho Falls: Pocatello (Bannock County Historical Museum & Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum) and Idaho Potato Museum (in Blackfoot). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Idaho, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Idaho Brewing Company, admire the masterpieces at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, and take in the exciting artwork at Willard Arts Center.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Idaho Falls trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Arco to Idaho Falls by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Arco in September, expect nights in Idaho Falls to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Museums Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Pocatello, Idaho Potato Museum
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Clean ©
Museum of Clean
Idaho Potato Museum
Idaho Potato Museum
Museum of Idaho ©
Museum of Idaho

3
nights
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. For shopping fun, head to Heart Rock Wines or The Art Spirit Gallery. Old Mission State Park and Boundary County Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coeur d'Alene: Circling Raven Golf Club (in Worley) and Sandpoint City Beach (in Sandpoint). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake, identify plant and animal life at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, sample the tasty concoctions at Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company, and steep yourself in history at Treaty Rock Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Coeur d'Alene day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Idaho Falls to Coeur d'Alene. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Idaho Falls to Coeur d'Alene. Traveling from Idaho Falls in October, Coeur d'Alene is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Bonners Ferry, Post Falls, Old Mission State Park, Circling Raven Golf Club, Sandpoint City Beach
Highlights from your plan
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails ©
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails
Old Mission State Park ©
Old Mission State Park

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