8 days in Idaho Itinerary

8 days in Idaho Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Idaho trip maker

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Make it your trip
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Coeur d'Alene
— 1 night
Fly
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Boise
— 2 nights
Drive
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Twin Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Ketchum
— 1 night
Drive
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Arco
— 1 night
Drive
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Idaho Falls
— 1 night
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Coeur d'Alene

— 1 night
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the wide-open spaces of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch and then make a splash at Silverwood Theme Park.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Coeur d'Alene trip planning app.

Jackson Hole to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Jackson Hole to Coeur d'Alene, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jackson Hole in September, Coeur d'Alene is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Boise.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Boise

— 2 nights

City of Trees

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 2nd (Sat): stroll through World Center For Birds of Prey and then ponder the world of politics at Idaho State Capitol Building. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, stroll through Boise River Greenbelt, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Payette Brewing Company.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Boise trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Coeur d'Alene to Boise takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Boise is 1 hour. When traveling from Coeur d'Alene in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Boise, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Twin Falls

— 1 night
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. On the 4th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls, and then snap pictures at Perrine Bridge.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Twin Falls day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Boise to Twin Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In October in Twin Falls, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ketchum.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Nature · Parks

Ketchum

— 1 night
Ketchum is a city in Blaine County, Idaho, United States, in the central part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the activities along Redfish Outlet Lake and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sawtooth Wilderness Area.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ketchum trip planner.

Drive from Twin Falls to Ketchum in 2 hours. When traveling from Twin Falls in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Ketchum, with highs around 58°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Arco.

Things to do in Ketchum

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Arco

— 1 night
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): examine the collection at Lost Rivers Museum and then explore the striking landscape at Craters of the Moon National Monument.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Arco online visit planner.

You can drive from Ketchum to Arco in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Arco can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Arco

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Idaho Falls

— 1 night
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. On the 7th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Museum of Idaho, then take in the dramatic scenery at Idaho Falls River Walk, and then make a trip to Snake River Greenbelt.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Idaho Falls driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Arco to Idaho Falls in 1.5 hours. October in Idaho Falls sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Nature · Parks · Museums

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.