27 days in Idaho Itinerary

27 days in Idaho Itinerary

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27 days in Idaho Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Twin Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Ketchum
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Boise
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
McCall
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Coeur d'Alene
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Idaho Falls
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
End: Salt Lake City

3
nights
Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Twin Falls: Pomerelle Mountain Resort (in Albion) and Almo (City Of Rocks National Reserve & Castle Rocks State Park). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Shoshone Falls, delve into the lush surroundings at Sawtooth National Forest, take in the views from Perrine Bridge, and walk around Centennial Waterfront Park.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Twin Falls road trip planning site .

Salt Lake City to Twin Falls is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 28°F in Twin Falls. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ketchum.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Almo, Pomerelle Mountain Resort
Highlights from your plan
Shoshone Falls ©
Shoshone Falls
Perrine Bridge ©
Perrine Bridge
City Of Rocks National Reserve
City Of Rocks National Reserve

3
nights
Ketchum

Ketchum ©
Ketchum is a city in Blaine County, Idaho, United States, in the central part of the state. Step out of Ketchum to go to Mackay and see Lost Rivers Museum, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Sawtooth Wilderness Area, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dollar Mountain, explore the different monuments and memorials at Ketchum Cemetery, and grab your bike and head to Fisher Creek Trail.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ketchum trip planner .

Traveling by car from Twin Falls to Ketchum takes 2 hours. When traveling from Twin Falls in November, plan for slightly colder days in Ketchum, with highs around 44°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Ketchum

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sun Valley, Lost Rivers Museum, Wood River Trail
Highlights from your plan
Sun Valley Resort ©
Sun Valley Resort
Get Your Shoot On! ©
Get Your Shoot On!
Bald Mountain ©
Bald Mountain

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the activities along Stanley Lake, then explore the activities along Redfish Lake, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Galena Summit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then take an in-depth tour of Stanley Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Yankee Fork Gold Dredge.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Stanley trip app .

You can drive from Ketchum to Stanley in 1.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ketchum in November: high temperatures in Stanley hover around 39°F and lows are around 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Stanley

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Galena Summit
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Redfish Lake ©
Redfish Lake
Galena Summit ©
Galena Summit

6
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: stroll through Boise River Greenbelt, steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, walk around Julia Davis Park, and get your game on at Boise Escape.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Boise travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Stanley to Boise in 3 hours. Traveling from Stanley in December, expect Boise to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°F and 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to McCall.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Nampa, Cinder Wines, Bogus Basin
Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary

3
nights
McCall

McCall ©
McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. Explore McCall's surroundings by going to Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (in Lewiston), Riggins (Rapid River Fish Hatchery & Riggins City Park) and Gold Fork Hot Springs (in Donnelly). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Payette Lake, have fun at Manchester Ice & Event Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jug Mountain Ranch, and immerse yourself in nature at Ponderosa State Park.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the McCall trip site .

Traveling by car from Boise to McCall takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Boise in December, expect McCall to be little chillier, temps between 29°F and 12°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in McCall

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Riggins, Gold Fork Hot Springs, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Payette Lake ©
Payette Lake
Hells Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Ponderosa State Park ©
Ponderosa State Park

4
nights
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Coeur d'Alene side-trips: Sandpoint (Sandpoint City Beach & Schweitzer Mountain Resort) and Athol (Farragut State Park & Silverwood Theme Park). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake, explore the landscape on two wheels at North Idaho Centennial Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Coeur d'Alene online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from McCall to Coeur d'Alene takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Coeur d'Alene when traveling from McCall in December, with lows around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sandpoint, Athol, Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail
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

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: Arco (Bottolfsen Park & Craters of the Moon National Monument), Rexburg (Rexburg Idaho Temple & Yellowstone Bear World) and Mesa Falls (in Ashton). There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Lava Hot Springs, see the interesting displays at Idaho Potato Museum, don't miss a visit to Snake River Greenbelt, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Idaho Falls online journey planner .

Explore your travel options from Coeur d'Alene to Idaho Falls with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Idaho Falls due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in December, Idaho Falls is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Rexburg, Arco, Lava Hot Springs, Museum of Clean, Idaho Potato Museum
Highlights from your plan
Craters of the Moon National Monument ©
Mesa Falls ©
Mesa Falls
Lava Hot Springs ©
Lava Hot Springs

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