23 days in Idaho Itinerary

23 days in Idaho Itinerary

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Coeur d'Alene
— 4 nights
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Boise
— 5 nights
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Twin Falls
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ketchum
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stanley
— 1 night
Drive
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Arco
— 1 night
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Lava Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Idaho Falls
— 4 nights
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Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coeur d'Alene: Athol (Farragut State Park & Silverwood Theme Park). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of life in the country at Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, walk around Coeur d'Alene City Park and Independence Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake.

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Philadelphia to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Coeur d'Alene due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Philadelphia in May: high temperatures in Coeur d'Alene hover around 68°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

5
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Boise

City of Trees

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Boise River Greenbelt, examine the collection at Warhawk Air Museum, get to know the resident critters at Zoo Boise, and take in nature's colorful creations at Idaho Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Boise trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Coeur d'Alene to Boise takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. In May in Boise, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
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Twin Falls

Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to City Of Rocks National Reserve (in Almo) and Malad Gorge State Park (in Hagerman). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls, take in the views from Perrine Bridge, hike along Snake River Canyon Trail, and see the interesting displays at Herrett Center for Arts and Science.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Twin Falls travel route builder site.

You can drive from Boise to Twin Falls in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ketchum.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
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Ketchum

Ketchum is a city in Blaine County, Idaho, United States, in the central part of the state. On the 16th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Redfish Outlet Lake, then take a peaceful walk through Sawtooth Wilderness Area, and then see the interesting displays at Wood River Valley Ore Wagon Museum. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Sun Valley Resort, trek along Bald Mountain Trail, then stroll the grounds of Ketchum Cemetery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fisher Creek Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ketchum itinerary planner.

Getting from Twin Falls to Ketchum by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Twin Falls in May, expect nights in Ketchum to be about the same, around 40°F, while days are little chillier, around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Ketchum

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

1
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Stanley

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the activities along Redfish Lake, get engrossed in the history at Stanley Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Stanley trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ketchum to Stanley takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ketchum in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 29°F in Stanley. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Arco.

Things to do in Stanley

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

1
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Arco

Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Craters of the Moon National Monument, then walk around Bottolfsen Park, then see the interesting displays at EBR-1, and finally examine the collection at Lost Rivers Museum.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Arco online visit planner.

Getting from Stanley to Arco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Stanley in May, Arco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lava Hot Springs.

Things to do in Arco

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

2
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Lava Hot Springs

Lava Hot Springs is a city in Bannock County, Idaho, United States. On the 20th (Thu), look for gifts at Poky Popcorn Shop, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Clean, then relax and rejuvenate at Lava Hot Springs Massage Therapy, and finally take in the natural beauty of Lava Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of National Oregon / California Trail Center, identify plant and animal life at Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge, and then examine the collection at Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lava Hot Springs journey planning website.

You can drive from Arco to Lava Hot Springs in 2 hours. When traveling from Arco in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Lava Hot Springs, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Lava Hot Springs

Museums · Parks · Spas · Nature

Side Trips

4
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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Rexburg (Yellowstone Bear World & Rexburg Idaho Temple), St Anthony Sand Dunes (in Saint Anthony) and Mesa Falls (in Ashton). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Idaho Falls River Walk, examine the collection at Museum of Idaho, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park, and make a trip to Snake River Greenbelt.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Idaho Falls road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Lava Hot Springs to Idaho Falls takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Idaho Falls can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Idaho travel guide

4.5
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.