24 days in Idaho Itinerary

24 days in Idaho Itinerary

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24 days in Idaho Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  6​h
1
Idaho Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Arco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Salmon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Ketchum
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Twin Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Boise
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
McCall
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Coeur d'Alene
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Portland

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Idaho's World Famous Hot Pools (in Lava Hot Springs), Idaho Potato Museum (in Blackfoot) and Rexburg (Yellowstone Bear World & Rexburg Idaho Temple). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Mesa Falls, see the interesting displays at Museum of Idaho, and don't miss a visit to Snake River Greenbelt.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Idaho Falls attractions planner .

Portland to Idaho Falls is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Idaho Falls due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Portland in September since evenings lows in Idaho Falls dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Arco.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

1
night
Arco

Arco ©
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): examine the collection at Lost Rivers Museum, examine the collection at EBR-1, then walk around Bottolfsen Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Craters of the Moon National Monument.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Arco attractions planner.

You can drive from Idaho Falls to Arco in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Idaho Falls, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Arco, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salmon.

Things to do in Arco

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lost Rivers Museum
Highlights from your plan
Craters of the Moon National Monument ©
EBR-1 ©
EBR-1
Lost Rivers Museum ©
Lost Rivers Museum

2
nights
Salmon

Salmon is a city in Lemhi County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): head outdoors with Rawhide Outfitters and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, cruise along Salmon River Scenic Byway, get engrossed in the history at Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural and Education Center, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Goldbug Hot Springs.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salmon road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arco to Salmon takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Salmon

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Rawhide Outfitters ©
Rawhide Outfitters

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Redfish Lake, take an in-depth tour of Stanley Museum, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with White Otter Outdoor Adventures and then explore the activities along Stanley Lake.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Stanley sightseeing website .

You can drive from Salmon to Stanley in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Salmon in September, Stanley is slightly colder at night with lows of 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ketchum.

Things to do in Stanley

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

White Otter Outdoor Adventures
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Redfish Lake ©
Redfish Lake
Stanley Lake ©
Stanley Lake

3
nights
Ketchum

Ketchum ©
Ketchum is a city in Blaine County, Idaho, United States, in the central part of the state. Ketchum is known for nature, outdoors, museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Sawtooth Wilderness Area, hike along Wood River Trail, have fun at Get Your Shoot On!, and hit the slopes at Sun Valley Resort.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ketchum road trip site .

You can drive from Stanley to Ketchum in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Stanley in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ketchum, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Ketchum

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Sun Valley, Wood River Trail
Highlights from your plan
Sun Valley Resort ©
Sun Valley Resort
Get Your Shoot On! ©
Get Your Shoot On!
Ketchum Cemetery ©
Ketchum Cemetery

3
nights
Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Explore Twin Falls' surroundings by going to Miracle Hot Springs (in Buhl) and Almo (City Of Rocks National Reserve & Castle Rocks State Park). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls, take in the views from Perrine Bridge, hike along Snake River Canyon Trail, and look for gifts at Rudy's - A Cook's Paradise.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Twin Falls online vacation planner .

Drive from Ketchum to Twin Falls in 2 hours. Traveling from Ketchum in September, expect nights in Twin Falls to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Boise.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Almo, Miracle Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Shoshone Falls ©
Shoshone Falls
Perrine Bridge ©
Perrine Bridge
City Of Rocks National Reserve
City Of Rocks National Reserve

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, wildlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Boise River Greenbelt, stroll around Kathryn Albertson Park, ponder the world of politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, and see the interesting displays at Warhawk Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Boise online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Twin Falls to Boise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Boise can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to McCall.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Warhawk Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape

2
nights
McCall

McCall ©
McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. On the 26th (Thu), get interesting insight from Tours and then contemplate the waterfront views at Payette Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Rapid River Fish Hatchery, then examine the collection at Central Idaho Historical Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Ponderosa State Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our McCall trip planner .

You can drive from Boise to McCall in 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Boise in September, with highs in McCall at 69°F and lows at 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in McCall

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rapid River Fish Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
Payette Lake ©
Payette Lake
River Rafting & Tubing
Ponderosa State Park ©
Ponderosa State Park

3
nights
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Take a break from Coeur d'Alene with a short trip to Silverwood Theme Park in Athol, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, stroll around McEuen Park, and wander the wide-open spaces of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Coeur d'Alene trip planning website .

Drive from McCall to Coeur d'Alene in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from McCall to Coeur d'Alene, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from McCall in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Coeur d'Alene, with lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail, Silverwood Theme Park
Highlights from your plan
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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