50 days in Idaho Itinerary

50 days in Idaho Itinerary

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Fly to Jackson Hole Airport, Drive to Ashton
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Ashton
— 1 night
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Salmon
— 2 nights
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Stanley
— 4 nights
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Ketchum
— 4 nights
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Arco
— 1 night
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Idaho Falls
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lava Hot Springs
— 3 nights
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Twin Falls
— 5 nights
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Boise
— 14 nights
Drive
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McCall
— 5 nights
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Coeur d'Alene
— 6 nights
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Ashton

Ashton is a city in Fremont County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at St Anthony Sand Dunes and then admire the sheer force of Mesa Falls. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Grand Teton Distillery, wander the wide-open spaces of Linn Canyon Ranch, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Grand Teton Brewing Company.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ashton online day trip planner.

New York City to Ashton is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Ashton due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Ashton when traveling from New York City in June, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salmon.

Things to do in Ashton

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Salmon

Salmon is a city in Lemhi County, Idaho, United States. On the 14th (Mon), take a memorable drive along Salmon River Scenic Byway and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Lemhi Historical Museum, get engrossed in the history at Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural and Education Center, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Goldbug Hot Springs.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salmon vacation site.

You can drive from Ashton to Salmon in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Salmon

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Museums

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Stanley

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Take a break from Stanley with a short trip to Kirkham Hot Springs in Lowman, about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Redfish Lake, get engrossed in the history at Stanley Museum, and mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bonanza and Custer Ghost Town.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Stanley online route planner.

Drive from Salmon to Stanley in 2.5 hours. In June, Stanley is slightly colder than Salmon - with highs of 72°F and lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Ketchum.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Ketchum

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Sawtooth Wilderness Area, fly down the slopes at Sun Valley Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Adam's Gulch Loop, and have fun at Get Your Shoot On!.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ketchum online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Ketchum takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Stanley in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ketchum, with lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Arco.

Things to do in Ketchum

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

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Arco

Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Craters of the Moon National Monument, stroll around Bottolfsen Park, then see the interesting displays at EBR-1, and finally examine the collection at Lost Rivers Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Arco trip planner.

You can drive from Ketchum to Arco in 2 hours. In June in Arco, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Arco

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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. Get out of town with these interesting Idaho Falls side-trips: Rexburg (Legacy Flight Museum, Yellowstone Bear World, &more) and Idaho Potato Museum (in Blackfoot). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Idaho Falls River Walk, appreciate the history behind Giant Eagle Waterfall Nest, admire the masterpieces at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, and make a trip to Snake River Greenbelt.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Idaho Falls trip planner.

Drive from Arco to Idaho Falls in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lava Hot Springs.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Lava Hot Springs

Lava Hot Springs is a city in Bannock County, Idaho, United States. Explore Lava Hot Springs' surroundings by going to Pocatello (Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum, Old Town, &more), Paris Tabernacle Historical Site (in Paris) and Montpelier (Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge & National Oregon / California Trail Center). There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Lava Hot Springs, contemplate the long history of Chesterfield Townsite, and admire the natural beauty at Sunken Gardens.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lava Hot Springs trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Idaho Falls to Lava Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Lava Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Twin Falls

Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Twin Falls: City Of Rocks National Reserve (in Almo), Minidoka Internment (in Jerome) and Malad Gorge State Park (in Hagerman). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls, take a peaceful walk through Sawtooth National Forest, see the interesting displays at Herrett Center for Arts and Science, and hike along Snake River Canyon Trail.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Twin Falls journey planner.

Traveling by car from Lava Hot Springs to Twin Falls takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Lava Hot Springs in July, Twin Falls is a bit warmer at night with lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Boise.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Boise

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Boise side-trips: Indian Creek (Stowe) Winery (in Kuna), Idaho City (The Springs - A Mountain Hot Springs Retreat At Idaho City & Boise Basin Museum) and Jump Creek (in Marsing). The adventure continues: trek along Boise River Greenbelt, steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, examine the collection at Warhawk Air Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Idaho State Capitol Building.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Boise day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Twin Falls to Boise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to McCall.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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McCall

McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Cascade (Lake Cascade State Park & Kelly's Whitewater Park), Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area (in Grangeville) and Riggins (Rapid River Fish Hatchery, River Adventures, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Payette Lake, examine the collection at Central Idaho Historical Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Charlie's Garden, and immerse yourself in nature at Ponderosa State Park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our McCall vacation planner.

You can drive from Boise to McCall in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Boise in July, things will get slightly colder in McCall: highs are around 83°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in McCall

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coeur d'Alene: Wallace (Oasis Bordello Museum, Northern Pacific Depot, &more) and Silverwood Theme Park (in Athol). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake, wander the wide-open spaces of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, play a few rounds at Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course, and identify plant and animal life at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Coeur d'Alene trip planner.

Traveling by car from McCall to Coeur d'Alene takes 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from McCall in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 56°F in Coeur d'Alene. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · 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.