28 days in Idaho Itinerary

28 days in Idaho Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Idaho sightseeing planner
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Coeur d'Alene
— 4 nights
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McCall
— 2 nights
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Boise
— 5 nights
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Twin Falls
— 3 nights
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Arco
— 1 night
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Ketchum
— 3 nights
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Stanley
— 3 nights
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Salmon
— 2 nights
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Idaho Falls
— 4 nights
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Coeur d'Alene — 4 nights

Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coeur d'Alene: Athol (Farragut State Park & Silverwood Theme Park), Wallace (Historic Wallace & Northern Pacific Depot) and Lake Pend Oreille (in Hope). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake, stroll around Coeur d'Alene City Park and Independence Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, and explore the stunning scenery at Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Coeur d'Alene trip itinerary site.

New York City to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Coeur d'Alene when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to McCall.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

McCall — 2 nights

McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Ponderosa State Park and then explore the activities along Payette Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): get outside with River Adventures and then play a few rounds at Mccall Golf Club.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read McCall trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Coeur d'Alene to McCall in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in McCall, with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Boise.
Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip

Boise — 5 nights

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Step out of Boise with an excursion to Williamson Orchard & Vineyard in Caldwell--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Boise River Greenbelt, stroll around Barber Park, admire the natural beauty at Julia Davis Park, and stroll through World Center For Birds of Prey.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Boise trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from McCall to Boise by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from McCall in August, things will get a bit warmer in Boise: highs are around 91°F and lows about 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Twin Falls.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Twin Falls — 3 nights

Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Step out of Twin Falls with an excursion to City Of Rocks National Reserve in Almo--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Shoshone Falls, take in the views from Perrine Bridge, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and delve into the lush surroundings at Sawtooth National Forest.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Twin Falls trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Boise to Twin Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. August in Twin Falls sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Arco.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip

Arco — 1 night

Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. On the 16th (Tue), examine the collection at EBR-1 and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Craters of the Moon National Monument.

Discover how to plan a Arco trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Twin Falls to Arco in 2 hours. In August, Arco is a bit cooler than Twin Falls - with highs of 81°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ketchum.
Wildlife · Nature · Museums · Parks

Ketchum — 3 nights

Ketchum is a city in Blaine County, Idaho, United States, in the central part of the state. Ketchum is known for nature, outdoors, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Sawtooth Wilderness Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sun Valley Resort, examine the collection at Wood River Valley Ore Wagon Museum, and grab your bike and head to Adam's Gulch Loop.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ketchum online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arco to Ketchum takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Stanley.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trips

Stanley — 3 nights

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Stanley is known for adventure, nature, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Middle Fork of the Salmon River, and take an in-depth tour of Yankee Fork Gold Dredge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Stanley online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Ketchum to Stanley by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Stanley when traveling from Ketchum in August, with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Salmon.
Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trip

Salmon — 2 nights

Salmon is a city in Lemhi County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Salmon River Scenic Byway, examine the collection at Lemhi Historical Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural and Education Center.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Salmon day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Salmon takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Stanley in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Salmon, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Idaho Falls.
Outdoors · Museums · Adventure · Tours

Idaho Falls — 4 nights

Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Idaho Falls: Rexburg (Legacy Flight Museum & Yellowstone Bear World) and Mesa Falls (in Ashton). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Snake River Greenbelt, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Idaho Falls Zoo, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Idaho, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Pavilion.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Idaho Falls tour builder.

Getting from Salmon to Idaho Falls by car takes about 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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Idaho travel guide

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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.