60 days in Idaho Itinerary

60 days in Idaho Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Idaho sightseeing planner
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Coeur d'Alene
— 7 nights
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McCall
— 5 nights
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Boise
— 19 nights
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Twin Falls
— 6 nights
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Arco
— 2 nights
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Ketchum
— 5 nights
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Stanley
— 4 nights
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Salmon
— 2 nights
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Idaho Falls
— 7 nights
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Ashton
— 2 nights
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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. Bring the kids along to Coeur d'Alene Lake and Tubbs Hill Nature Trails. Explore Coeur d'Alene's surroundings by going to Coeur d'Alene's Old Mission State Park (in Cataldo), Athol (Farragut State Park & Silverwood Theme Park) and Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes (in Plummer). There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Wallace, head outdoors with Electric Adventures, and grab your bike and head to North Idaho Centennial Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coeur d'Alene trip itinerary maker site.

Atlanta to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Coeur d'Alene is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in September, you will find days in Coeur d'Alene are slightly colder (72°F), and nights are colder (47°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to McCall.
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McCall — 5 nights

McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Payette Lake and Ponderosa State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from McCall: Riggins (Rapid River Fish Hatchery, River Adventures, &more), Lake Cascade State Park (in Cascade) and Snake River Canyon Overlook (in Mountain Home). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Snake River, play a few rounds at Mccall Golf Club, and delve into the lush surroundings at Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the McCall online itinerary planner.

Getting from Coeur d'Alene to McCall by car takes about 5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in McCall when traveling from Coeur d'Alene in September, with lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Boise.
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Boise — 19 nights

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Family-friendly places like Boise River Greenbelt and Room Escape Games will thrill your kids. Explore Boise's surroundings by going to Firebird Raceway (in Eagle) and Caldwell (Williamson Orchard & Vineyard & Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, meet the residents at Zoo Boise, pause for some photo ops at Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, and get a sense of history and politics at Idaho State Capitol Building.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Boise tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from McCall to Boise takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, Boise is somewhat warmer than McCall - with highs of 79°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Twin Falls.
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Twin Falls — 6 nights

Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Shoshone Falls and Rock Creek Park. Explore Twin Falls' surroundings by going to City Of Rocks National Reserve (in Almo), Malad Gorge State Park (in Hagerman) and Minidoka Internment (in Jerome). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Perrine Bridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Pillar Falls, take a peaceful walk through Sawtooth National Forest, and walk around Centennial Waterfront Park.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Twin Falls trip planning site.

You can drive from Boise to Twin Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Twin Falls are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Arco.
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Arco — 2 nights

Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. On the 9th (Sun), examine the collection at EBR-1 and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Craters of the Moon National Monument. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Bottolfsen Park and then examine the collection at Lost Rivers Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Arco trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Twin Falls to Arco takes 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Twin Falls in October: highs in Arco hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ketchum.
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Ketchum — 5 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Sawtooth Wilderness Area, take in the exciting artwork at Gail Severn Gallery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Ketchum Cemetery, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Fisher Creek Trail.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ketchum tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Arco to Ketchum in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Stanley.
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Stanley — 4 nights

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Stanley Lake make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Stanley with an excursion to Bayhorse Ghost Town and Trails System in Challis--about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Redfish Lake, get engrossed in the history at Stanley Museum, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Stanley trip builder.

Traveling by car from Ketchum to Stanley takes 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Stanley when traveling from Ketchum in October, with lows around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salmon.
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Salmon — 2 nights

Salmon is a city in Lemhi County, Idaho, United States. On the 20th (Thu), examine the collection at Lemhi Historical Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural and Education Center. On the next day, explore and take pictures at Salmon River Scenic Byway and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Salmon trip builder tool.

You can drive from Stanley to Salmon in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Stanley in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 32°F in Salmon. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Idaho Falls.
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Idaho Falls — 7 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. Attractions like Idaho Falls Temple & Visitors Center and Idaho Falls Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Idaho Falls' surroundings by going to Museum of Clean (in Pocatello), Rexburg (Cress Creek Nature Trail, Yellowstone Bear World, &more) and Lava Hot Springs (in Lava Hot Springs). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Snake River Greenbelt, see the interesting displays at Collector Corner Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Idaho Falls River Walk, and learn more about the world around you at Museum of Idaho.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Idaho Falls trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salmon to Idaho Falls takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ashton.
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Ashton — 2 nights

Ashton is a city in Fremont County, Idaho, United States. On the 29th (Sat), enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then wander the wide-open spaces of Linn Canyon Ranch. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Mesa Falls.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ashton trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Idaho Falls to Ashton takes an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Ashton can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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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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