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: Idaho Potato Museum (in Blackfoot), Island Park (Harriman State Park & Island Park Adventures, LLC) and Linn Canyon Ranch (in Victor). Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Museum of Idaho, see the interesting displays at Legacy Flight Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Idaho Falls River Walk, and explore the striking landscape at Menan Butte.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Idaho Falls trip itinerary site.

Indianapolis to Idaho Falls is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Idaho Falls due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in January, things will get slightly colder in Idaho Falls: highs are around 28°F and lows about 12°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lava Hot Springs.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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 Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge (in Montpelier), Paris (Bear Lake & Paris Tabernacle Historical Site) and Downata Hot Springs (in Downey). 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. 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 travel to Salmon.

Things to do in Lava Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Salmon

— 4 nights
Salmon is a city in Lemhi County, Idaho, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Salmon side-trips: Challis (Bayhorse Ghost Town and Trails System & Challis Hot Springs). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Rawhide Outfitters, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take a memorable drive along Salmon River Scenic Byway, and examine the collection at Lemhi Historical Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Salmon road trip website.

You can drive from Lava Hot Springs to Salmon in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lava Hot Springs in January, expect Salmon to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°F and 9°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Sun Valley.

Things to do in Salmon

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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: Craters of the Moon National Monument (in Arco), Sawtooth Wilderness Area (in Ketchum) and Soldier Mountain Ski Area (in Fairfield). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Dollar Mountain, get outside with Fly Sun Valley, take in the exciting artwork at Gail Severn Gallery, and fly down the slopes at Sun Valley Resort.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Sun Valley trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Salmon to Sun Valley takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Salmon in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sun Valley, with lows of 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Sun Valley

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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 Shoshone Falls. Explore Twin Falls' surroundings by going to Buhl (Miracle Hot Springs & Balanced Rock County Park), City Of Rocks National Reserve (in Almo) and Pomerelle Mountain Resort (in Albion). There's still lots to do: stroll through Snake River Canyon Trail, take a peaceful walk through Sawtooth National Forest, stroll around Centennial Waterfront Park, and stop by Rudy's - A Cook's Paradise.

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. 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.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at World Center For Birds of Prey, head outdoors with Dedication Point, get to know the resident critters at Zoo Boise, and pause for some photo ops at Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial.

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You can drive from Twin Falls to Boise in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Boise can reach 36°F, while at night they dip to 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to McCall.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

McCall

— 7 nights
McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. Family-friendly places like Bear Basin Nordic Center and Jug Mountain Ranch 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). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Payette Lake, immerse yourself in nature at Ponderosa State Park, make a splash at Kelly's Whitewater Park, and explore the stunning scenery at ROW Adventures - Salmon River Canyons.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our McCall trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Boise to McCall takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Boise in February; daily highs in McCall reach 36°F and lows reach 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in McCall

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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 Silver Rapids Indoor Waterpark will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coeur d'Alene: Sandpoint (Pend Oreille Scenic Byway & Schweitzer Mountain Resort), Silver Mountain Resort (in Kellogg) and Silverwood Theme Park (in Athol). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Bridle Path Quarter Horses, trek along North Idaho Centennial Trail, stroll through Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, and stroll around Coeur d'Alene City Park and Independence Point.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Coeur d'Alene trip planner.

Getting from McCall to Coeur d'Alene by car takes about 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from McCall to Coeur d'Alene. Traveling from McCall in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°F in Coeur d'Alene. You will leave for home on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Theme Parks

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.