8 days in Idaho & North Dakota Itinerary

8 days in Idaho & North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Twin Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Stanley
— 1 night
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Drive to Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field, Fly to Spokane International Airport, Drive to Coeur d'Alene
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Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
Fly
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Medora
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bismarck
— 1 night
Fly

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Twin Falls

— 1 night
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stroll around Centennial Waterfront Park. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Snake River Canyon Trail, then admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls, and then snap pictures at Perrine Bridge.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Twin Falls trip itinerary builder website.

New York City to Twin Falls is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Twin Falls dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. On the 3rd (Tue), explore the activities along Redfish Lake, then get engrossed in the history at Stanley Museum, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Stanley online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Twin Falls to Stanley in 3 hours. When traveling from Twin Falls in August, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Stanley: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Stanley

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Coeur d'Alene

— 2 nights
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 4th (Wed), stop by KnitKnit, then contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake, then get a taste of life in the country at Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, and finally stroll around Coeur d'Alene City Park and Independence Point.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Coeur d'Alene sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Stanley to Coeur d'Alene. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Stanley in August since evenings lows in Coeur d'Alene dip to 55°F. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Medora.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Medora

— 2 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of South Unit.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Medora trip planner.

Fly from Coeur d'Alene to Medora in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 50°F in Medora. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bismarck

— 1 night
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. On the 8th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Buffalo Statue and then get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bismarck road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Medora to Bismarck takes 2 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to Bismarck due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Medora in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bismarck, with lows around 56°F. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bismarck

Museums · Shopping

Idaho travel guide

4.6
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.

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.