20 days in Idaho Itinerary

20 days in Idaho Itinerary

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20 days in Idaho Itinerary

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

3
nights
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Appreciate the collections at The Art Spirit Gallery and Boundary County Museum. Get in touch with nature at Coeur d'Alene Lake and Sandpoint City Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Coeur d'Alene side-trips: Heart Rock Wines (in Bonners Ferry) and Circling Raven Golf Club (in Worley). There's much more to do: play a few rounds at Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Up North Distillery, and identify plant and animal life at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails.

Make your Coeur d'Alene itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Phoenix to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in June, with highs in Coeur d'Alene at 75°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lewiston.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Bonners Ferry, Circling Raven Golf Club, Sandpoint City Beach, Up North Distillery
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Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails ©
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails
Heart Rock Wines ©
Heart Rock Wines

2
nights
Lewiston

Lewiston ©
Lewiston is a city in north central Idaho and the county seat of Nez Perce County. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Nez Perce County Historical Society & Museum, get engrossed in the history at Lewis-Clark Center for Arts & History, get lost in a book at Lewiston Library, then learn about winemaking at Clearwater Canyon Cellars, and finally examine the collection at Lewis and Clark Discovery Center. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Nez Perce National Historical Park, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Moscow Farmers Market, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rants & Raves Brewery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lewiston trip planner.

You can drive from Coeur d'Alene to Lewiston in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Coeur d'Alene in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lewiston: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Lewiston

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Moscow, Nez Perce National Historical Park
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Lewis-Clark Center for Arts & History ©
Nez Perce National Historical Park ©
Nez Perce National Historical Park
Clearwater Canyon Cellars ©
Clearwater Canyon Cellars

5
nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
For shopping fun, head to Ste. Chapelle Winery or Boise Art Glass. Museum-lovers will appreciate Warhawk Air Museum and Basque Museum & Cultural Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boise: Indian Creek (Stowe) Winery (in Kuna), Caldwell (Fujishin Family Cellars, Williamson Orchard & Vineyard, & more) and Lawson's Emu-Z-um (in Grand View). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, learn about winemaking at Telaya Wine Co., take a stroll through Hyde Park, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Barbarian Brewing.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Boise online visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Lewiston to Boise with the Route module. Traveling from Lewiston to Boise, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Boise can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Boise

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Caldwell, Garden City, Warhawk Air Museum, Lawson's Emu-Z-um, Indian Creek (Stowe) Winery
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Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
World Center For Birds of Prey ©
World Center For Birds of Prey

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Redfish Lake and then delve into the lush surroundings at Sawtooth Wilderness Area. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Yankee Fork Gold Dredge, take an in-depth tour of Stanley Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Stanley online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Boise to Stanley in 3 hours. While traveling from Boise, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Stanley, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Arco.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sawtooth Wilderness Area
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Redfish Lake ©
Redfish Lake
Yankee Fork Gold Dredge ©
Yankee Fork Gold Dredge

1
night
Arco

Arco ©
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Lost Rivers Museum, see the interesting displays at EBR-1, then trek along Craters of the Moon National Monument, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bottolfsen Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Arco online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Stanley to Arco in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Stanley in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Arco, with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Arco

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lost Rivers Museum
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EBR-1 ©
EBR-1
Craters of the Moon National Monument ©
Lost Rivers Museum ©
Lost Rivers Museum

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. Get some cultural insight at Idaho Potato Museum and Museum of Idaho. Let the collections at Museum of Clean and Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum capture your imagination. Explore Idaho Falls' surroundings by going to Bannock County Historical Museum (in Pocatello) and Fort Hall Casino (in Fort Hall). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Collector Corner Museum, get to know the resident critters at Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park, get impressive views of Hell's Half Acre, and sample the tasty concoctions at Idaho Brewing Company.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Idaho Falls trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Arco to Idaho Falls takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

3
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 Shoshone Falls and City Of Rocks National Reserve. Do some cultural sightseeing at Minidoka National Historic Site and Herrett Center for Arts and Science. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Rudy's - A Cook's Paradise, take in the views from Perrine Bridge, contemplate the long history of Rock Creek Station and Stricker Homesite, and appreciate the history behind Minidoka Internment.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Twin Falls journey planner .

Traveling by car from Idaho Falls to Twin Falls takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Idaho Falls in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Twin Falls, with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rock Creek Station and Stricker Homesite, City Of Rocks National Reserve, Minidoka Internment
Highlights from your plan
Shoshone Falls ©
Shoshone Falls
City Of Rocks National Reserve
City Of Rocks National Reserve
Minidoka Internment ©
Minidoka Internment

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