17 days in Idaho Itinerary

17 days in Idaho Itinerary

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17 days in Idaho Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Boise
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Arco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
McCall
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Coeur d'Alene
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

5
nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Boise side-trips: Caldwell (HAT Ranch Winery, Ste. Chapelle Winery, & more), Sawtooth Winery (in Nampa) and 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards (in Eagle). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Boise River Greenbelt, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Barbarian Brewing, contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Boise trip itinerary tool .

San Francisco to Boise is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Boise due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Boise to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 85°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Arco.

Things to do in Boise

Wineries Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Caldwell, Eagle, Garden City, Sawtooth Winery, Indian Creek (Stowe) Winery
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Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape
World Center For Birds of Prey ©
World Center For Birds of Prey

1
night
Arco

Arco ©
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. On the 30th (Sun), see the interesting displays at EBR-1, then walk around Bottolfsen Park, and then stroll through Craters of the Moon National Monument.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Arco trip planner .

You can drive from Boise to Arco in 3.5 hours. In June, Arco is slightly colder than Boise - with highs of 76°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Arco

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Craters of the Moon National Monument ©
EBR-1 ©
EBR-1
Bottolfsen Park ©
Bottolfsen Park

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. On the 1st (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Redfish Lake and then explore the striking landscape of Sawtooth Wilderness Area. Here are some ideas for day two: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then take an in-depth tour of Stanley Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Stanley Lake.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Stanley tour planner .

Traveling by car from Arco to Stanley takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Arco in June, plan for little chillier nights in Stanley, with lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to McCall.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Sawtooth Wilderness Area
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River Rafting & Tubing
Redfish Lake ©
Redfish Lake
Stanley Lake ©
Stanley Lake

3
nights
McCall

McCall ©
McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. Explore McCall's surroundings by going to Rapid River Fish Hatchery (in Riggins) and Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (in Lewiston). There's still lots to do: play a few rounds at Mccall Golf Club, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Payette Lake, and immerse yourself in nature at Ponderosa State Park.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the McCall trip itinerary website .

Getting from Stanley to McCall by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Stanley in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in McCall, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in McCall

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, Rapid River Fish Hatchery
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Payette Lake ©
Payette Lake
River Rafting & Tubing

5
nights
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Circling Raven Golf Club (in Worley), Laughing Dog Brewery (in Ponderay) and Silverwood Theme Park (in Athol). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake, learn about winemaking at Coeur d'Alene Cellars, stop by KnitKnit, and explore and take pictures at Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Coeur d'Alene trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from McCall to Coeur d'Alene in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from McCall to Coeur d'Alene due to the time zone difference. Traveling from McCall in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 56°F in Coeur d'Alene. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Outdoors Theme Parks Golf

Side Trips

Post Falls, Sandpoint City Beach, Circling Raven Golf Club, Laughing Dog Brewery, Silverwood Theme Park
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Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Silverwood Theme Park ©
Silverwood Theme Park
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails ©
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails

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