31 days in Idaho Itinerary

31 days in Idaho Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Idaho holiday planner
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Coeur d'Alene
— 4 nights
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Riggins
— 2 nights
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Boise
— 5 nights
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Twin Falls
— 4 nights
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Almo
— 1 night
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Lava Hot Springs
— 1 night
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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
— 6 nights
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Ashton
— 1 night
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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. Take a break from the city and head to Tubbs Hill Nature Trails and Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coeur d'Alene: Athol (Silverwood Theme Park & Farragut State Park), Wallace (Pulaski Tunnel Trail & Northern Pacific Depot) and Coeur d'Alene's Old Mission State Park (in Cataldo). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake, identify plant and animal life at English Point Recreation Area, and explore the landscape on two wheels at North Idaho Centennial Trail.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Coeur d'Alene trip website.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Coeur d'Alene. Traveling from New York City in May, Coeur d'Alene is a bit cooler at night with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Riggins.
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Riggins — 2 nights

Riggins is a city in Idaho County, Idaho, United States. On the 6th (Fri), see what you can catch with River Adventures and then identify plant and animal life at Rapid River Fish Hatchery. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Snake River Canyon Overlook and then contemplate the waterfront views at Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Riggins trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Coeur d'Alene to Riggins in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. In May in Riggins, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Boise.
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Boise — 5 nights

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Visiting Boise River Greenbelt and Ridge to River Trail System will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Celebration Park (in Melba) and Williamson Orchard & Vineyard (in Caldwell). Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in nature's colorful creations at Idaho Botanical Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center, and ponder the world of politics at Idaho State Capitol Building.

Make your Boise itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Riggins to Boise in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Riggins to Boise is 1 hour. In May, Boise is somewhat warmer than Riggins - with highs of 73°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Twin Falls.
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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 the city life by going to Shoshone Falls and Zipline. Change things up with these side-trips from Twin Falls: Malad Gorge State Park (in Hagerman), Three Island Crossing State Park (in Glenns Ferry) and Minidoka Internment (in Jerome). There's much more to do: take in the views from Perrine Bridge, trek along Rock Creek Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Snake River Canyon Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pillar Falls.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Twin Falls fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Boise to Twin Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Twin Falls can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Almo.
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Almo — 1 night

Almo is a very small unincorporated community in Cassia County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at City Of Rocks National Reserve.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Almo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Twin Falls to Almo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lava Hot Springs.
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Lava Hot Springs — 1 night

Lava Hot Springs is a city in Bannock County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Soda Springs Geyser, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sunken Gardens, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Lava Hot Springs.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lava Hot Springs driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Almo to Lava Hot Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Lava Hot Springs sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Arco.
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Arco — 1 night

Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): examine the collection at EBR-1 and then explore the striking landscape at Craters of the Moon National Monument.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Arco road trip website.

Drive from Lava Hot Springs to Arco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Lava Hot Springs in May, you will find days in Arco are little chillier (63°F), and nights are about the same (40°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ketchum.
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Ketchum — 3 nights

Ketchum is a city in Blaine County, Idaho, United States, in the central part of the state. Visiting Sawtooth Wilderness Area and Adam's Gulch Loop will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Fisher Creek Trail, explore the different monuments and memorials at Ketchum Cemetery, trek along Bald Mountain Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wood River Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ketchum day trip website.

You can drive from Arco to Ketchum in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ketchum can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.
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Stanley — 2 nights

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the activities along Redfish Lake and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Stanley Lake and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Kirkham Hot Springs.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Stanley trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Ketchum to Stanley by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ketchum in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Stanley, with lows around 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Salmon.
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Salmon — 6 nights

Salmon is a city in Lemhi County, Idaho, United States. Rawhide Outfitters has been added to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Salmon River Scenic Byway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salmon: Challis (Challis Hot Springs & Land of the Yankee Fork State Park), Lake Como (in Hamilton) and Dillon (Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway & Bannack State Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Goldbug Hot Springs, examine the collection at Lemhi Historical Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural and Education Center.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Salmon route planning website.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Salmon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Stanley in May: high temperatures in Salmon hover around 67°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ashton.
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Ashton — 1 night

Ashton is a city in Fremont County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Mesa Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ashton trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salmon to Ashton takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Ashton, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.
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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.
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