18 days in Idaho Itinerary

18 days in Idaho Itinerary

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18 days in Idaho Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  7​h
1
Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
McCall
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Boise
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Twin Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Arco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Idaho Falls
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 7th (Mon), view the masterpieces at The Art Spirit Gallery. On the next day, get a taste of life in the country at Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, identify plant and animal life at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, then contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake, and finally stop by KnitKnit.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Coeur d'Alene trip planner .

Minneapolis to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Minneapolis to Coeur d'Alene, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Coeur d'Alene can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to McCall.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, Circling Raven Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails ©
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch

2
nights
McCall

McCall ©
McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. On the 10th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Rapid River Fish Hatchery, then tee off at Mccall Golf Club, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ponderosa State Park. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Payette Lake, then admire the natural beauty at Charlie's Garden, and then explore the activities along Snake River.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the McCall trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Coeur d'Alene to McCall takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Coeur d'Alene to McCall is 1 hour. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in McCall, with lows around 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in McCall

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rapid River Fish Hatchery, Snake River
Highlights from your plan
Payette Lake ©
Payette Lake
Ponderosa State Park ©
Ponderosa State Park
Mccall Golf Club ©
Mccall Golf Club

4
nights
Boise

Boise ©
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, parks, fun & games, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Boise River Greenbelt, see the interesting displays at Warhawk Air Museum, stroll around Kathryn Albertson Park, and identify plant and animal life at World Center For Birds of Prey.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Boise trip maker website .

Traveling by car from McCall to Boise takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from McCall in October, expect Boise to be somewhat warmer, temps between 67°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Nampa
Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape

2
nights
Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): snap pictures at Perrine Bridge, then admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls, and then trek along Snake River Canyon Trail. On the next day, take a peaceful walk through Sawtooth National Forest, walk around Centennial Waterfront Park, and then admire the sheer force of Auger Falls.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Twin Falls trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Boise to Twin Falls by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Shoshone Falls ©
Shoshone Falls
Perrine Bridge ©
Perrine Bridge
Snake River Canyon Trail ©
Snake River Canyon Trail

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then delve into the lush surroundings at Sawtooth Wilderness Area. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Stanley Lake, then take an in-depth tour of Stanley Museum, then explore the activities along Redfish Lake, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Redfish Outlet Lake.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Stanley fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Twin Falls to Stanley in 3 hours. Traveling from Twin Falls in October, expect Stanley to be little chillier, temps between 56°F and 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Arco.

Things to do in Stanley

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ketchum
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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Craters of the Moon National Monument, then stroll around Bottolfsen Park, and then see the interesting displays at EBR-1.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Arco travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Arco takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Stanley in October, Arco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (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

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Idaho Falls: Mesa Falls (in Ashton), Pocatello (Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum & Museum of Clean) and Yellowstone Bear World (in Rexburg). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Lava Hot Springs, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Pavilion, take in the dramatic scenery at Idaho Falls River Walk, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Idaho.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Idaho Falls trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arco to Idaho Falls takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Idaho Falls are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. You will leave for home on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Pocatello, Lava Hot Springs, Yellowstone Bear World, Mesa Falls
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Falls ©
Mesa Falls
Yellowstone Bear World ©
Yellowstone Bear World
Museum of Clean ©
Museum of Clean

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