36 days in Idaho Itinerary

36 days in Idaho Itinerary

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36 days in Idaho Itinerary

Start: Miami, Florida
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Twin Falls
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Boise
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
McCall
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Coeur d'Alene
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Salmon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Ketchum
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Arco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Idaho Falls
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Miami, Florida

5
nights
Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Twin Falls: Almo (City Of Rocks National Reserve & Castle Rocks State Park) and Miracle Hot Springs (in Buhl). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls, trek along Snake River Canyon Trail, snap pictures at Perrine Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Herrett Center for Arts and Science.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Twin Falls trip planner.

Miami to Twin Falls is an approximately 10-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Miami in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 59°F in Twin Falls. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Boise.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Almo, Miracle Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Shoshone Falls ©
Shoshone Falls
Perrine Bridge ©
Perrine Bridge
City Of Rocks National Reserve
City Of Rocks National Reserve

7
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: trek along Boise River Greenbelt, get to know the resident critters at Zoo Boise, test your team's savvy at Boise Escape, and have some family-friendly fun at Labyrinth Escape Games.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Boise trip planner .

Getting from Twin Falls to Boise by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Boise are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to McCall.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nampa, Meridian, Garden City
Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Idaho State Capitol Building ©
Idaho State Capitol Building

3
nights
McCall

McCall ©
McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near McCall: Riggins (Rapid River Fish Hatchery & Riggins City Park), Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (in Lewiston) and Kelly's Whitewater Park (in Cascade). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Payette Lake, immerse yourself in nature at Ponderosa State Park, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Jug Mountain Ranch.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read McCall road trip planning app .

Drive from Boise to McCall in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Boise in August: high temperatures in McCall hover around 82°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in McCall

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Riggins, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, Kelly's Whitewater Park
Highlights from your plan
Payette Lake ©
Payette Lake
River Rafting & Tubing
Hells Canyon National Recreation Area ©

5
nights
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Coeur d'Alene: Lake Pend Oreille (in Hope), Wallace (Historic Wallace, Northern Pacific Depot, & more) and Athol (Silverwood Theme Park & Farragut State Park). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake, walk around Coeur d'Alene City Park and Independence Point, get a taste of life in the country at Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, and steep yourself in history at Treaty Rock Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Coeur d'Alene trip planner.

You can drive from McCall to Coeur d'Alene in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from McCall in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Coeur d'Alene, with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Salmon.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wallace, Athol, Lake Pend Oreille, Treaty Rock Park, Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail
Highlights from your plan
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Silverwood Theme Park ©
Silverwood Theme Park
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch

2
nights
Salmon

Salmon is a city in Lemhi County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take a memorable drive along Salmon River Scenic Byway and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Goldbug Hot Springs, then get engrossed in the history at Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural and Education Center, and then get outside with Rawhide Outfitters.

To see reviews and other tourist information, go to the Salmon trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Coeur d'Alene to Salmon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Salmon, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Salmon

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Rawhide Outfitters ©
Rawhide Outfitters

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the activities along Redfish Lake, get engrossed in the history at Stanley Museum, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Galena Summit and then explore the activities along Stanley Lake.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Stanley road trip planner .

You can drive from Salmon to Stanley in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Stanley when traveling from Salmon in September, with lows around 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ketchum.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Ketchum

Ketchum ©
Ketchum is a city in Blaine County, Idaho, United States, in the central part of the state. Ketchum is known for nature, outdoors, museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Sawtooth Wilderness Area, explore the different monuments and memorials at Ketchum Cemetery, explore the activities along Salmon River, and have fun at Get Your Shoot On!.

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

You can drive from Stanley to Ketchum in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Stanley in September since evenings lows in Ketchum dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Arco.

Things to do in Ketchum

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sun Valley, Hailey, Salmon River
Highlights from your plan
Sun Valley Resort ©
Sun Valley Resort
Redfish Outlet Lake ©
Redfish Outlet Lake
Get Your Shoot On! ©
Get Your Shoot On!

1
night
Arco

Arco ©
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Craters of the Moon National Monument, then walk around Bottolfsen Park, then examine the collection at EBR-1, and finally see the interesting displays at Lost Rivers Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Arco day trip app .

Traveling by car from Ketchum to Arco takes 2 hours. September in Arco sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Arco

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Lost Rivers Museum
Highlights from your plan
Craters of the Moon National Monument ©
EBR-1 ©
EBR-1
Lost Rivers Museum ©
Lost Rivers Museum

6
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Idaho Falls: Fort Hall Casino (in Fort Hall), Mesa Falls (in Ashton) and Rexburg (Yellowstone Bear World & Rexburg Idaho Temple). And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Lava Hot Springs, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Pavilion, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park, and learn more about the world around you at Museum of Idaho.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Idaho Falls holiday builder .

Drive from Arco to Idaho Falls in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Arco in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Idaho Falls, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Pocatello, Rexburg, Fort Hall Casino, Mesa Falls, Lava Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Falls ©
Mesa Falls
Yellowstone Bear World ©
Yellowstone Bear World
Museum of Idaho ©
Museum of Idaho

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