18 days in Idaho Itinerary

18 days in Idaho Itinerary

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Twin Falls
— 1 night
Lava Hot Springs
— 1 night
Sun Valley
— 3 nights
— 5 nights
— 3 nights
Coeur d'Alene
— 4 nights


Twin Falls — 1 night

Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. On the 15th (Wed), trek along Snake River Canyon Trail. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, then admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls, and then snap pictures at Perrine Bridge.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Twin Falls trip planning app.

Miami to Twin Falls is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami to Twin Falls, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in December, things will get cooler in Twin Falls: highs are around 37°F and lows about 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lava Hot Springs.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Lava Hot Springs — 1 night

Lava Hot Springs is a city in Bannock County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Baker Ranch, indulge in some personalized pampering at Lava Hot Springs Massage Therapy, and then take in the natural beauty of Lava Hot Springs.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lava Hot Springs planner.

Drive from Twin Falls to Lava Hot Springs in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°F, and evening lows to 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sun Valley.
Winter Sports · Outdoors · Spas · Parks

Sun Valley — 3 nights

Sun Valley is a resort city in Blaine County in central Idaho, in the western United States. Take a break from Sun Valley with a short trip to Sawtooth Wilderness Area in Ketchum, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Dollar Mountain, fly down the slopes at Sun Valley Resort, get outside with Fly Sun Valley, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Galena Summit.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sun Valley itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Lava Hot Springs to Sun Valley in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Sun Valley can reach 31°F, while at night they dip to 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Boise.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Side Trips

Boise — 5 nights

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kids will enjoy Boise River Greenbelt and Old Idaho Penitentiary. Change things up with a short trip to Dedication Point in Kuna (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Idaho Botanical Garden, get a sense of history and politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, get in on the family fun at Wahooz Family Fun Zone, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Payette Brewing Company.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Boise journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Sun Valley to Boise takes 3 hours. Traveling from Sun Valley in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Boise, with lows around 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to McCall.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks
Side Trips

McCall — 3 nights

McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. Family-friendly places like Brundage Mountain Resort and Payette Lake will thrill your kids. Explore McCall's surroundings by going to Gold Fork Hot Springs (in Donnelly) and Tamarack Resort (in Tamarack). There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jug Mountain Ranch and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Basin Nordic Center.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our McCall attractions planner.

Drive from Boise to McCall in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, McCall is slightly colder than Boise - with highs of 29°F and lows of 12°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Coeur d'Alene.
Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

Coeur d'Alene — 4 nights

Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Schweitzer Mountain Resort and Pend Oreille Scenic Byway. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake, get outside with Bridle Path Quarter Horses, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, and find something for the whole family at Triple Play Family Fun Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Coeur d'Alene trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from McCall to Coeur d'Alene in 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from McCall to Coeur d'Alene. Traveling from McCall in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°F in Coeur d'Alene. On the 1st (Sat), you're off to home.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

Idaho travel guide

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.