59 days in Idaho Itinerary

59 days in Idaho Itinerary

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Idaho Falls
— 6 nights
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Lava Hot Springs
— 6 nights
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Salmon
— 4 nights
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Sun Valley
— 6 nights
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Twin Falls
— 7 nights
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Boise
— 15 nights
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McCall
— 7 nights
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Coeur d'Alene
— 7 nights
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Idaho Falls — 6 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. Kids will enjoy Snake River Greenbelt and Peaked sports. Change things up with these side-trips from Idaho Falls: Linn Canyon Ranch (in Victor), Island Park (Harriman State Park & Island Park Adventures, LLC) and Idaho Potato Museum (in Blackfoot). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Idaho, explore the world behind art at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Idaho Falls Zoo, and explore the striking landscape at Menan Butte.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Idaho Falls trip planner.

Indianapolis to Idaho Falls is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Indianapolis in January, things will get little chillier in Idaho Falls: highs are around 28°F and lows about 12°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Lava Hot Springs.
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Lava Hot Springs — 6 nights

Lava Hot Springs is a city in Bannock County, Idaho, United States. Attractions like Lava Hot Springs and Baker Ranch make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Downata Hot Springs (in Downey), Paris (Bear Lake & Paris Tabernacle Historical Site) and Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge (in Montpelier). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Lava Hot Springs Massage Therapy, cool off at Olympic Swimming Complex, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Episcopal Church, and relax in the rural setting at Swore Farms.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lava Hot Springs travel route planning website.

You can drive from Idaho Falls to Lava Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Idaho Falls in January: highs in Lava Hot Springs hover around 34°F, while lows dip to 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salmon.
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Salmon — 4 nights

Salmon is a city in Lemhi County, Idaho, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Challis (Bayhorse Ghost Town and Trails System & Challis Hot Springs). There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with Rawhide Outfitters, see the interesting displays at Lemhi Historical Museum, admire all the interesting features of Salmon River Scenic Byway, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Salmon trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Lava Hot Springs to Salmon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lava Hot Springs in January: high temperatures in Salmon hover around 26°F and lows are around 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sun Valley.
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Sun Valley — 6 nights

Sun Valley is a resort city in Blaine County in central Idaho, in the western United States. Kids will enjoy Galena Summit and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sun Valley: Soldier Mountain Ski Area (in Fairfield), Sawtooth Wilderness Area (in Ketchum) and Craters of the Moon National Monument (in Arco). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Dollar Mountain, get outside with Fly Sun Valley, stroll the grounds of Ketchum Cemetery, and hike along Bald Mountain Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Sun Valley trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Salmon to Sun Valley in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Salmon in January, Sun Valley is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Twin Falls.
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Twin Falls — 7 nights

Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Bring the kids along to Perrine Bridge and Sawtooth National Forest. Explore Twin Falls' surroundings by going to Pomerelle Mountain Resort (in Albion), City Of Rocks National Reserve (in Almo) and Buhl (Miracle Hot Springs & Balanced Rock County Park). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Shoshone Falls, admire all the interesting features of Thousand Springs Scenic Highway, whizz through the canopy at AWOL Adventure Sports, and stroll around Centennial Waterfront Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Twin Falls online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Sun Valley to Twin Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Twin Falls when traveling from Sun Valley in January, with lows around 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Boise.
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Boise — 15 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Bring the kids along to Boise River Greenbelt and Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Boise: Firebird Raceway (in Eagle), Roystone Hot Springs (in Sweet) and Williamson Orchard & Vineyard (in Caldwell). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey, take in nature's colorful creations at Idaho Botanical Garden, contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and appreciate the history behind Idaho State Capitol Building.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Boise online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Twin Falls to Boise by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Boise sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 22°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to McCall.
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McCall — 7 nights

McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. Family-friendly places like Payette Lake and Ponderosa State Park will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near McCall: Rapid River Fish Hatchery (in Riggins), Tamarack Resort (in Tamarack) and Gold Fork Hot Springs (in Donnelly). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Brundage Mountain Resort, stroll through Bear Basin Nordic Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Cascade State Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Jug Mountain Ranch.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the McCall tour app.

You can drive from Boise to McCall in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boise in February, expect McCall to be a bit cooler, temps between 36°F and 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Coeur d'Alene.
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Coeur d'Alene — 7 nights

Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Family-friendly places like Coeur d'Alene Lake and Schweitzer will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coeur d'Alene: Kellogg (Silver Mountain Resort & Silver Rapids Indoor Waterpark), Silverwood Theme Park (in Athol) and Pend Oreille Scenic Byway (in Sandpoint). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Bridle Path Quarter Horses, zoom along the surf with KJ Water Sports, grab your bike and head to North Idaho Centennial Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Coeur d'Alene vacation planner.

Drive from McCall to Coeur d'Alene in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from McCall to Coeur d'Alene. Traveling from McCall in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Coeur d'Alene, with lows of 25°F. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Mon).
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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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