31 days in Idaho Itinerary

31 days in Idaho Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Idaho holiday planner
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Idaho Falls
— 3 nights
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Arco
— 1 night
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Ketchum
— 3 nights
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Stanley
— 2 nights
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Salmon
— 2 nights
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Coeur d'Alene
— 6 nights
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McCall
— 3 nights
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Boise
— 6 nights
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Twin Falls
— 4 nights
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Idaho Falls — 3 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. Get out of town with these interesting Idaho Falls side-trips: Museum of Clean (in Pocatello), Lava Hot Springs (Lava Hot Springs & Lava Hot Springs Massage Therapy) and Mesa Falls (in Ashton). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Idaho Falls Temple & Visitors Center, get to know the resident critters at Idaho Falls Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Pavilion, and admire the sheer force of Idaho Falls River Walk.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Idaho Falls trip itinerary builder.

San Antonio to Idaho Falls is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio to Idaho Falls, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Antonio in August, plan for little chillier days in Idaho Falls, with highs around 86°F, while nights are colder with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Arco.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Arco — 1 night

Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. On the 5th (Fri), examine the collection at EBR-1, take in the dramatic natural features at Craters of the Moon National Monument, and then stroll around Bottolfsen Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Arco attractions planner.

You can drive from Idaho Falls to Arco in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Idaho Falls in August, expect nights in Arco to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are slightly colder, around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Ketchum.
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Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

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, shop like a local with Gail Severn Gallery, take in the awesome beauty at Bald Mountain, and explore and take pictures at Sun Valley Resort.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ketchum trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Arco to Ketchum in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trips

Stanley — 2 nights

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. On the 9th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Stanley Museum and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then contemplate the waterfront views at Redfish Lake, and then explore the activities along Stanley Lake.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Stanley holiday website.

Traveling by car from Ketchum to Stanley takes 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ketchum in August since evenings lows in Stanley dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salmon.
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Salmon — 2 nights

Salmon is a city in Lemhi County, Idaho, United States. On the 11th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Lemhi Historical Museum, take a memorable drive along Salmon River Scenic Byway, and then get engrossed in the history at Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural and Education Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): get outside with Rawhide Outfitters and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Salmon trip planner.

Getting from Stanley to Salmon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Stanley in August, Salmon is a bit warmer at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Coeur d'Alene.
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Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Scenic Drive

Coeur d'Alene — 6 nights

Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Silver Mountain Resort has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Coeur d'Alene side-trips: Wallace (Northern Pacific Depot & Historic Wallace), Sandpoint City Beach (in Sandpoint) and Athol (Farragut State Park & Silverwood Theme Park). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake, admire the sheer force of Falls Park, stroll around Coeur d'Alene City Park and Independence Point, and take in the exciting artwork at The Art Spirit Gallery.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Coeur d'Alene trip builder.

Getting from Salmon to Coeur d'Alene by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Salmon in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 55°F in Coeur d'Alene. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to McCall.
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Side Trips

McCall — 3 nights

McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from McCall: River Adventures (in Riggins) and Snake River Canyon Overlook (in Mountain Home). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Payette Lake, admire the majestic nature at Ponderosa State Park, play a few rounds at Mccall Golf Club, and explore the stunning scenery at Snake River.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the McCall trip site.

Drive from Coeur d'Alene to McCall in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. 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 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Boise.
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Boise — 6 nights

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Explore Boise's surroundings by going to Caldwell (Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History & Whittenberger Planetarium) and Winery Seekers Wine Tours (in Star). There's lots more to do: stroll through Boise River Greenbelt, pause for some photo ops at Idaho State Capitol Building, examine the collection at Warhawk Air Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Boise itinerary builder.

Drive from McCall to Boise in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Boise is somewhat warmer than McCall - with highs of 91°F and lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Twin Falls.
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Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Theme Parks
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Twin Falls — 4 nights

Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Step out of Twin Falls to go to Almo and see City Of Rocks National Reserve, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls, snap pictures at Perrine Bridge, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and delve into the lush surroundings at Sawtooth National Forest.

To plan Twin Falls vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Boise to Twin Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Twin Falls are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Idaho travel guide

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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.
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