5 days in Idaho Itinerary

5 days in Idaho Itinerary

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5 days in Idaho Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  1​h 45​min
1
Idaho Falls
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Arco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Boise
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Salt Lake City

1
day
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. On the 15th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Idaho Potato Museum, make a trip to Snake River Greenbelt, then examine the collection at Museum of Idaho, and finally admire the striking features of Rexburg Idaho Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Idaho Falls road trip planning site .

Salt Lake City to Idaho Falls is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in July, with highs in Idaho Falls at 88°F and lows at 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Arco.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rexburg Idaho Temple, Idaho Potato Museum
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Idaho Potato Museum ©
Idaho Potato Museum
Museum of Idaho ©
Museum of Idaho
Rexburg Idaho Temple ©
Rexburg Idaho Temple

1
night
Arco

Arco ©
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Lost Rivers Museum, then stroll around Bottolfsen Park, then see the interesting displays at EBR-1, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Craters of the Moon National Monument.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Arco online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Idaho Falls to Arco by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Arco sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Arco

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Lost Rivers Museum
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Bottolfsen Park ©
Bottolfsen Park
EBR-1 ©
EBR-1
Lost Rivers Museum ©
Lost Rivers Museum

1
night
Stanley

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. On the 17th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Redfish Lake, get engrossed in the history at Stanley Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Stanley trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Arco to Stanley takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Arco in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Stanley, with lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Redfish Lake ©
Redfish Lake
Stanley Museum ©
Stanley Museum

2
nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): trek along Boise River Greenbelt, then contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and then do a tasting at Huston Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Basque Museum & Cultural Center, then see the interesting displays at Warhawk Air Museum, then learn about winemaking at Indian Creek (Stowe) Winery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Boise Mormon Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Boise trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Stanley to Boise in 3 hours. Traveling from Stanley in July, you will find days in Boise are somewhat warmer (94°F), and nights are warmer (64°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boise

Museums Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Huston Vineyards, Indian Creek (Stowe) Winery, Warhawk Air Museum
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Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Warhawk Air Museum ©
Warhawk Air Museum
Basque Museum & Cultural Center ©
Basque Museum & Cultural Center

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