50 days in Idaho Itinerary

50 days in Idaho Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Idaho trip planner

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Twin Falls
— 5 nights
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Boise
— 14 nights
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McCall
— 5 nights
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Lewiston
— 4 nights
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Coeur d'Alene
— 7 nights
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Salmon
— 2 nights
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Stanley
— 2 nights
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Arco
— 1 night
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Lava Hot Springs
— 3 nights
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Island Park
— 1 night
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Idaho Falls
— 5 nights
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Twin Falls

— 5 nights
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Ketchum (Ketchum Cemetery, Fisher Creek Trail, &more), Hagerman Valley Historical Society Museum (in Hagerman) and City Of Rocks National Reserve (in Almo). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Shoshone Falls, discover the deep blue sea with AWOL Adventure Sports, trek along Rock Creek Park, and see the interesting displays at Herrett Center for Arts and Science.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Twin Falls trip planner.

Tampa to Twin Falls is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Tampa in July, expect little chillier with lows of 61°F in Twin Falls. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Boise.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Boise

— 14 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boise: Ketchum (Sawtooth Wilderness Area & Pettit Lake), Winery Seekers Wine Tours (in Star) and Celebration Park (in Melba). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt, immerse yourself in nature at Lucky Peak State Park, stroll around Kathryn Albertson Park, and make a splash at Roaring Springs Waterpark.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Boise driving holiday planner.

Drive from Twin Falls to Boise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Boise are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to McCall.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

McCall

— 5 nights
McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Cascade (Kelly's Whitewater Park & Lake Cascade State Park) and Riggins (Rapid River Fish Hatchery, River Adventures, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Payette Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Charlie's Garden, explore the stunning scenery at Snake River, and tee off at Mccall Golf Club.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the McCall vacation planning site.

You can drive from Boise to McCall in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Boise in July, things will get a bit cooler in McCall: highs are around 83°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lewiston.

Things to do in McCall

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lewiston

— 4 nights
Lewiston is a city in north central Idaho and the county seat of Nez Perce County. Change things up with these side-trips from Lewiston: Moscow (Moscow Farmers Market, Arboretum & Botanical Garden, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at ROW Adventures - Salmon River Canyons, examine the collection at Nez Perce County Historical Society & Museum, do a tasting at Clearwater Canyon Cellars, and immerse yourself in nature at Hells Gate State Park.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lewiston trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from McCall to Lewiston takes 3 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from McCall in August: high temperatures in Lewiston hover around 92°F and lows are around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Lewiston

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Coeur d'Alene

— 7 nights
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coeur d'Alene: Circling Raven Golf Club (in Worley), Round Lake State Park (in Sagle) and Wallace (Historic Wallace, Northern Pacific Depot, &more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 13th (Fri) at Silverwood Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake, stroll through Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, stroll around McEuen Park, and grab your bike and head to Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Coeur d'Alene road trip planner.

Drive from Lewiston to Coeur d'Alene in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lewiston in August; daily highs in Coeur d'Alene reach 84°F and lows reach 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salmon.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Salmon

— 2 nights
Salmon is a city in Lemhi County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural and Education Center, then cruise along Salmon River Scenic Byway, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Goldbug Hot Springs. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Lemhi Historical Museum and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

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

You can drive from Coeur d'Alene to Salmon in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Salmon, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Salmon when traveling from Coeur d'Alene in August, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Salmon

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Stanley

— 2 nights
Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Yankee Fork Gold Dredge, see a world frozen in time at Bayhorse Ghost Town and Trails System, and then explore the activities along Redfish Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Stanley Lake, get engrossed in the history at Stanley Museum, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Stanley road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Salmon to Stanley in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Stanley when traveling from Salmon in August, with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Arco.

Things to do in Stanley

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Arco

— 1 night
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): examine the collection at EBR-1, explore the striking landscape at Craters of the Moon National Monument, then walk around Bottolfsen Park, and finally examine the collection at Lost Rivers Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Arco itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Stanley to Arco in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Arco when traveling from Stanley in August, with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Lava Hot Springs.

Things to do in Arco

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lava Hot Springs

— 3 nights
Lava Hot Springs is a city in Bannock County, Idaho, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lava Hot Springs: Bear Lake (in Paris), Pocatello (Bannock County Historical Museum, Museum of Clean, &more) and Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge (in Montpelier). Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Lava Hot Springs, make a splash at Olympic Swimming Complex, and Head underground at Minnetonka Cave.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lava Hot Springs trip planner.

Drive from Arco to Lava Hot Springs in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Arco in August: highs in Lava Hot Springs hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Island Park.

Things to do in Lava Hot Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Island Park

— 1 night
Island Park is a city in Fremont County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): walk around Harriman State Park, let little ones run wild at Pinecone Playhouse at Mack's Inn Resort, then don't miss a visit to Johnny Sack Cabin, and finally contemplate the long history of Big Springs.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Island Park trip planner.

Getting from Lava Hot Springs to Island Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lava Hot Springs in August: high temperatures in Island Park hover around 75°F and lows are around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Island Park

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Idaho Falls

— 5 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: Idaho Potato Museum (in Blackfoot), Rexburg (Legacy Flight Museum, Rexburg Nature Park, &more) and Mesa Falls (in Ashton). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Snake River Greenbelt, admire the masterpieces at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, admire the sheer force of Idaho Falls River Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Pavilion.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Idaho Falls day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Island Park to Idaho Falls takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Island Park in August, with highs in Idaho Falls at 86°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

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.