7 days in Idaho Itinerary

7 days in Idaho Itinerary

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7 days in Idaho Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Boise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Twin Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Arco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Sun Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Coeur d'Alene
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

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night
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): hike along Boise River Greenbelt. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey, have some family-friendly fun at Boise Escape, then steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, then look for gifts at Cinder Wines, and finally pause for some photo ops at Idaho State Capitol Building.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Boise trip site .

San Francisco to Boise is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in October; daily highs in Boise reach 67°F and lows reach 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Cinder Wines
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Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape

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Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. On the 9th (Wed), look for gifts at Rudy's - A Cook's Paradise, then hike along Snake River Canyon Trail, then take in the views from Perrine Bridge, and finally admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Twin Falls road trip site .

Traveling by car from Boise to Twin Falls takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Arco.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Shoshone Falls ©
Shoshone Falls
Perrine Bridge ©
Perrine Bridge
Snake River Canyon Trail ©
Snake River Canyon Trail

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Arco

Arco ©
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lost Rivers Museum, then see the interesting displays at EBR-1, then take in the dramatic natural features at Craters of the Moon National Monument, and finally stroll around Bottolfsen Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Arco trip builder website .

You can drive from Twin Falls to Arco in 2 hours. Traveling from Twin Falls in October, expect nights in Arco to be about the same, around 36°F, while days are little chillier, around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Sun Valley.

Things to do in Arco

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Lost Rivers Museum
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Craters of the Moon National Monument ©
EBR-1 ©
EBR-1
Lost Rivers Museum ©
Lost Rivers Museum

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Sun Valley

Sun Valley ©
Sun Valley is a resort city in Blaine County in central Idaho, in the western United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for gifts at Lizzy's Fresh Coffee, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Ketchum Cemetery, and then head outdoors with White Otter Outdoor Adventures.

Find out how to plan Sun Valley trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Arco to Sun Valley in 2 hours. In October in Sun Valley, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Sun Valley

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Ketchum
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White Otter Outdoor Adventures ©
White Otter Outdoor Adventures
Ketchum Cemetery ©
Ketchum Cemetery
Lizzy's Fresh Coffee ©
Lizzy's Fresh Coffee

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Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, then identify plant and animal life at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, and then explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): make a splash at Silverwood Theme Park.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Coeur d'Alene trip planner .

You can drive from Sun Valley to Coeur d'Alene in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sun Valley to Coeur d'Alene due to the time zone difference. October in Coeur d'Alene sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Silverwood Theme Park
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Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Silverwood Theme Park ©
Silverwood Theme Park
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails ©
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails

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