60 days in Idaho Itinerary

60 days in Idaho Itinerary

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Coeur d'Alene
— 7 nights
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Lewiston
— 6 nights
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McCall
— 7 nights
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Boise
— 13 nights
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Ketchum
— 6 nights
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Twin Falls
— 7 nights
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Lava Hot Springs
— 6 nights
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Idaho Falls
— 7 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. Attractions like Tubbs Hill Nature Trails and Silverwood Theme Park make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Coeur d'Alene: Farragut State Park (in Athol), Sandpoint (Bonner County History Museum & Pend Oreille Scenic Byway) and Kellogg (Crystal Gold Mine, Silver Rapids Indoor Waterpark, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake, get a taste of life in the country at Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park, and walk around Coeur d'Alene City Park and Independence Point.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Coeur d'Alene driving holiday planner.

Birmingham to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Birmingham to Coeur d'Alene. In April, Coeur d'Alene is a bit cooler than Birmingham - with highs of 57°F and lows of 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lewiston.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Lewiston

— 6 nights
Lewiston is a city in north central Idaho and the county seat of Nez Perce County. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Arboretum & Botanical Garden and Lewis-Clark Center for Arts & History. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lewiston: Lochsa Historical Ranger Station (in Lowell), Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area (in Grangeville) and Moscow (Kibbie ASUI Activity Center, Latah Trail Bike Path, &more). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Hells Gate State Park, witness the site of a historic battle at Nez Perce National Historical Park, see the interesting displays at Nez Perce County Historical Society & Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Lindsay Creek Vineyards.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lewiston road trip planning site.

You can drive from Coeur d'Alene to Lewiston in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Coeur d'Alene in April: highs in Lewiston hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to McCall.

Things to do in Lewiston

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

McCall

— 7 nights
McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. Family-friendly places like Brundage Mountain Resort and McCall's Activity Barn will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Hammer Down River Excursions (in White Bird), Riggins (Riggins City Park & Rapid River Fish Hatchery) and Mundo Hot Springs (in Cambridge). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Payette Lake, immerse yourself in nature at Ponderosa State Park, take in breathtaking views at Snake River, and relax and rejuvenate at The Cove, an Authentic McCall Spa.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the McCall trip builder app.

You can drive from Lewiston to McCall in 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lewiston to McCall due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lewiston in April, with highs in McCall at 51°F and lows at 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Boise.

Things to do in McCall

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Boise

— 13 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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Boise River Greenbelt and Old Idaho Penitentiary. Explore Boise's surroundings by going to Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge (in Nampa), Bruneau (Bruneau Dunes Observatory & Bruneau Dunes State Park) and Caldwell (Indian Creek Park & Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at World Center For Birds of Prey, pause for some photo ops at Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, steep yourself in history at Boise Train Depot, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Ridge to River Trail System.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Boise trip planner.

You can drive from McCall to Boise in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from McCall in April, expect Boise to be somewhat warmer, temps between 63°F and 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Ketchum.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ketchum

— 6 nights
Ketchum is a city in Blaine County, Idaho, United States, in the central part of the state. Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and Redfish Lake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ketchum: Craters of the Moon National Monument (in Arco) and Stanley Museum (in Stanley). There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Sawtooth Wilderness Area, stroll through Bald Mountain Trail, get outside with Fly Sun Valley, and hit the slopes at Sun Valley Resort.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ketchum online travel planner.

Drive from Boise to Ketchum in 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Boise in May, with highs in Ketchum at 63°F and lows at 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Ketchum

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Twin Falls

— 7 nights
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Attractions like Shoshone Falls and Perrine Bridge make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Buhl (Miracle Hot Springs & Balanced Rock County Park), Ritter Island State Park (in Wendell) and Castle Rocks State Park (in Almo). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Snake River Canyon Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Pillar Falls, delve into the lush surroundings at Sawtooth National Forest, and see some colorful creatures with AWOL Adventure Sports.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Twin Falls visit site.

Drive from Ketchum to Twin Falls in 2 hours. When traveling from Ketchum in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Twin Falls, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Lava Hot Springs.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Lava Hot Springs

— 6 nights
Lava Hot Springs is a city in Bannock County, Idaho, United States. Kids will enjoy Lava Hot Springs and Minnetonka Cave. Explore Lava Hot Springs' surroundings by going to Paris Tabernacle Historical Site (in Paris), Downata Hot Springs (in Downey) and Montpelier (The Bank of Montpelier, National Oregon / California Trail Center, &more). There's still lots to do: cool off at Olympic Swimming Complex, contemplate the long history of Chesterfield Townsite, indulge in some personalized pampering at Lava Hot Springs Massage Therapy, and take in nature's colorful creations at Sunken Gardens.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lava Hot Springs day trip app.

Drive from Twin Falls to Lava Hot Springs in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Lava Hot Springs can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Lava Hot Springs

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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. Bring the kids along to Snake River Greenbelt and Giant Eagle Waterfall Nest. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Idaho Falls: Victor (Headwaters Golf Club & Linn Canyon Ranch), Rexburg (Rexburg Nature Park, Rexburg Idaho Temple, &more) and Mesa Falls (in Ashton). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Idaho, explore the striking landscape at Menan Butte, examine the collection at Idaho Potato Museum, and admire the sheer force of Idaho Falls River Walk.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Idaho Falls trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Lava Hot Springs to Idaho Falls takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Idaho Falls are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · 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.