29 days in Idaho Itinerary

29 days in Idaho Itinerary

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29 days in Idaho Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Boise
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Twin Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Ketchum
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Challis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
McCall
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Lewiston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Coeur d'Alene
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Wallace
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Houston

5
nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Appreciate the collections at Warhawk Air Museum and Boise Art Glass. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basque Museum & Cultural Center and Ste. Chapelle Winery. Step out of Boise with an excursion to Lawson's Emu-Z-um in Grand View--about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Freak Alley Gallery, fly down the slopes at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, identify plant and animal life at Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Ridge to River Trail System.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Boise trip itinerary builder site .

Houston to Boise is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston to Boise, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in October, you will find days in Boise are a bit cooler (67°F), and nights are cooler (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Warhawk Air Museum, Cinder Wines, The Village at Meridian, Lawson's Emu-Z-um, Ste. Chapelle Winery
Highlights from your plan
Warhawk Air Museum ©
Warhawk Air Museum
Basque Museum & Cultural Center ©
Basque Museum & Cultural Center
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area ©

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 City Of Rocks National Reserve and Sawtooth National Forest. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Snake River Canyon Trail and Minidoka Internment. Go for a jaunt from Twin Falls to Buhl to see Miracle Hot Springs about 38 minutes away.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Twin Falls online vacation planner .

Drive from Boise to Twin Falls in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Twin Falls are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Ketchum.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Miracle Hot Springs, City Of Rocks National Reserve
Highlights from your plan
City Of Rocks National Reserve
City Of Rocks National Reserve
Snake River Canyon Trail ©
Snake River Canyon Trail

3
nights
Ketchum

Ketchum ©
Ketchum is a city in Blaine County, Idaho, United States, in the central part of the state. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sawtooth Wilderness Area and Bald Mountain. Visiting Redfish Outlet Lake and Galena Summit will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Ketchum Cemetery and view the masterpieces at Gail Severn Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ketchum online attractions planner .

You can drive from Twin Falls to Ketchum in 2 hours. When traveling from Twin Falls in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ketchum: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Challis.

Things to do in Ketchum

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Galena Summit, Bald Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Ketchum Cemetery ©
Ketchum Cemetery
Bald Mountain ©
Bald Mountain
Redfish Outlet Lake ©
Redfish Outlet Lake

2
nights
Challis

Challis ©
Challis is the largest city in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the activities along Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Challis Hot Springs and then explore the activities along Salmon River.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Challis online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Ketchum to Challis takes 2 hours. Traveling from Ketchum in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Challis, with lows of 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to McCall.

Things to do in Challis

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Idaho
Highlights from your plan
Middle Fork of the Salmon River ©
Middle Fork of the Salmon River
Challis Hot Springs ©
Challis Hot Springs
Salmon River ©
Salmon River

3
nights
McCall

McCall ©
McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Ponderosa State Park and Gold Fork Hot Springs. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Lake Cascade State Park. Step out of McCall to go to Riggins and see Riggins City Park, which is approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Manchester Ice & Event Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the McCall trip builder website .

You can drive from Challis to McCall in 4.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in McCall can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lewiston.

Things to do in McCall

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trips

Riggins City Park, Lake Cascade State Park, Gold Fork Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Ponderosa State Park ©
Ponderosa State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Lake Cascade State Park ©
Lake Cascade State Park

3
nights
Lewiston

Lewiston ©
Lewiston is a city in north central Idaho and the county seat of Nez Perce County. Explore hidden gems such as ROW Adventures - Salmon River Canyons and Nez Perce National Historical Park. Get out of town with these interesting Lewiston side-trips: Moscow (Appaloosa Museum and Heritage Center & Moscow Farmers Market). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Hells Gate State Park and try to win big at Clearwater River Casino.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lewiston trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from McCall to Lewiston takes 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from McCall in November, things will get a bit warmer in Lewiston: highs are around 49°F and lows about 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Lewiston

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trips

Moscow, Nez Perce National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Nez Perce National Historical Park ©
Hells Gate State Park ©
Hells Gate State Park
Appaloosa Museum and Heritage Center ©

5
nights
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Shop till you drop at The Art Spirit Gallery and Just Add Water Sports. Step out of the city life by going to Circling Raven Golf Club and Farragut State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coeur d'Alene: Sandpoint City Beach (in Sandpoint), Bird Aviation Museum & Invention Cente (in Sagle) and Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes (in Plummer). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at North Idaho Centennial Trail, stroll through Coeur d'Alene City Park and Independence Point, and trek along Falls Park.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Coeur d'Alene trip maker site .

Drive from Lewiston to Coeur d'Alene in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Lewiston, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Coeur d'Alene, ranging from highs of 43°F to lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Wallace.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Farragut State Park, Falls Park, Sandpoint City Beach, Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, Circling Raven Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
North Idaho Centennial Trail ©
North Idaho Centennial Trail
Bird Aviation Museum & Invention Cente ©
Circling Raven Golf Club ©
Circling Raven Golf Club

4
nights
Wallace

Wallace ©
Wallace is a small historic city in the Panhandle region of the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Old Mission State Park and Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wallace Mining Museum and Northern Pacific Depot. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Oasis Bordello Museum, trek along Pulaski Tunnel Trail, admire all the interesting features of Lookout Pass, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Wallace, Idaho.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Wallace online trip builder .

Drive from Coeur d'Alene to Wallace in an hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Coeur d'Alene in November: high temperatures in Wallace hover around 32°F and lows are around 24°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Wallace

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Old Mission State Park
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission State Park ©
Old Mission State Park
Wallace Mining Museum ©
Wallace Mining Museum
Northern Pacific Depot ©
Northern Pacific Depot

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