8 days in Idaho Itinerary

8 days in Idaho Itinerary

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8 days in Idaho Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  10​h 30​min
1
Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Ashton
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Arco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Twin Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Boise
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Washington DC


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 4th (Fri), look for gifts at Just Add Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, and then explore and take pictures at Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Coeur d'Alene day trip app .

Washington DC to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in October, things will get a bit cooler in Coeur d'Alene: highs are around 58°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ashton.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

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Silverwood Theme Park
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Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Silverwood Theme Park ©
Silverwood Theme Park

1
day
Ashton

Ashton ©
Ashton is a city in Fremont County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Mesa Falls.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ashton trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Coeur d'Alene to Ashton takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Ashton when traveling from Coeur d'Alene in October, with lows around 33°F. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Arco.

Things to do in Ashton

Nature Parks
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Mesa Falls ©
Mesa Falls

1
night
Arco

Arco ©
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at EBR-1 and then explore the striking landscape at Craters of the Moon National Monument.

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You can drive from Ashton to Arco in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Arco are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Arco

Nature Parks Trails
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Craters of the Moon National Monument ©
EBR-1 ©
EBR-1

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 (Wed): snap pictures at Perrine Bridge, then take in the dramatic scenery at Shoshone Falls, and then explore the striking landscape of Sawtooth National Forest.

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Drive from Arco to Twin Falls in 2 hours. While traveling from Arco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Twin Falls, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Boise.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Nature Parks
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Shoshone Falls ©
Shoshone Falls

2
nights
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 10th (Thu): hike along Boise River Greenbelt, then contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, then pause for some photo ops at Idaho State Capitol Building, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Boise Escape.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Boise planner .

Traveling by car from Twin Falls to Boise takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Boise can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
World Center For Birds of Prey ©
World Center For Birds of Prey

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