8 days in Idaho Itinerary

8 days in Idaho Itinerary

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8 days in Idaho Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Boise
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Twin Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Arco
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Stanley
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
5
Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Boise is known for trails, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Boise River Greenbelt, appreciate the history behind Idaho State Capitol Building, steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, and have some family-friendly fun at Boise Escape.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Boise trip builder tool .

San Francisco to Boise is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Boise due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Boise, with lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Cinder Wines
Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape

1
night
Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the views from Perrine Bridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Shoshone Falls, and then hike along Snake River Canyon Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Twin Falls trip maker app .

You can drive from Boise to Twin Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in April, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Arco.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Shoshone Falls ©
Shoshone Falls
Perrine Bridge ©
Perrine Bridge
Snake River Canyon Trail ©
Snake River Canyon Trail

1
night
Arco

Arco ©
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. On the 10th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Craters of the Moon National Monument, then walk around Bottolfsen Park, then examine the collection at Lost Rivers Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at EBR-1.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Arco online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Twin Falls to Arco takes 2 hours. When traveling from Twin Falls in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Arco: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Arco

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Lost Rivers Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lost Rivers Museum ©
Lost Rivers Museum
Craters of the Moon National Monument ©
EBR-1 ©
EBR-1

1
night
Stanley

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the activities along Stanley Lake, then get engrossed in the history at Stanley Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Stanley trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arco to Stanley takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Arco in April, expect Stanley to be slightly colder, temps between 49°F and 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Stanley

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Stanley Lake ©
Stanley Lake
Stanley Museum ©
Stanley Museum

2
nights
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 12th (Sun), walk around Q'emiln Park, then wander the wide-open spaces of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes and then view the masterpieces at The Art Spirit Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Coeur d'Alene trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Stanley to Coeur d'Alene with the Route module. Traveling from Stanley to Coeur d'Alene, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Stanley in April; daily highs in Coeur d'Alene reach 57°F and lows reach 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, Q'emiln Park
Highlights from your plan
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails ©
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails

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