17 days in Idaho Itinerary

17 days in Idaho Itinerary

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17 days in Idaho Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Coeur d'Alene
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Boise
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Twin Falls
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Idaho Falls
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

4
nights
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail and Pend Oreille Scenic Byway. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at McCroskey State Park and Treaty Rock Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coeur d'Alene: Silverwood Theme Park (in Athol), McKinnick Trail (in Sandpoint) and Wolf People (in Cocolalla). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Coeur d'Alene tour builder app .

Washington DC to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Coeur d'Alene, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Coeur d'Alene, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sandpoint, Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail, Treaty Rock Park, McCroskey State Park, Silverwood Theme Park
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Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
McCroskey State Park ©
McCroskey State Park
Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail ©
Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail

4
nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gold Fork Hot Springs and Bruneau Dunes State Park. Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Riverpond Campground will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boise: Bruneau Dunes Observatory (in Bruneau) and Hell's Canyon Winery (in Caldwell). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Oregon Trail Memorial Bridge, look for gifts at Idaho Candy Company Store and Factory, steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Boise sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Coeur d'Alene to Boise takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Boise is 1 hour. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in July, expect Boise to be a bit warmer, temps between 94°F and 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bruneau, Riverpond Campground, Hell's Canyon Winery, River Rafting & Tubing, Gold Fork Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Gold Fork Hot Springs ©
Gold Fork Hot Springs
Bruneau Dunes State Park ©
Bruneau Dunes State Park

4
nights
Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Step out of the city life by going to The Nature Conservatory Silver Creek Preserve and Adam's Gulch Loop. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shoshone Indian Ice Caves and Twin Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Twin Falls: Banbury Hot Springs (in Buhl), Hagerman (Lower Salmon Falls Park & Hagerman Valley Historical Society Museum) and Black Magic Canyon (in Shoshone). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Thousand Springs Scenic Highway and take in the dramatic scenery at Shoshone Falls.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Twin Falls online trip builder .

You can drive from Boise to Twin Falls in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Twin Falls are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hagerman, Shoshone, Banbury Hot Springs, Adam's Gulch Loop, Thousand Springs Scenic Highway
Highlights from your plan
Shoshone Falls ©
Shoshone Falls
Shoshone Indian Ice Caves ©
Shoshone Indian Ice Caves
Banbury Hot Springs ©
Banbury Hot Springs

4
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. Escape the urban bustle at Hell's Half Acre and Craters of the Moon National Monument. Discover out-of-the-way places like Soda Springs Geyser and St Anthony Sand Dunes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Idaho Falls: Lava Hot Springs (The South Bannock County Historical Center Museum & Lava Hot Springs Inn and Spa), Fort Hall Casino (in Fort Hall) and Bottolfsen Park (in Arco). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with ARTitorium on Broadway.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Idaho Falls trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Twin Falls to Idaho Falls by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Idaho Falls when traveling from Twin Falls in July, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lava Hot Springs, Arco, St Anthony Sand Dunes, Fort Hall Casino, Soda Springs Geyser
Highlights from your plan
Craters of the Moon National Monument ©
Hell's Half Acre Lava Field
Hell's Half Acre Lava Field
St Anthony Sand Dunes ©
St Anthony Sand Dunes

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