8 days in Idaho Itinerary

8 days in Idaho Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Idaho attractions planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Boise
— 1 night
Drive
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Twin Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Shoshone
— 1 night
Drive
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Arco
— 1 night
Drive
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Idaho Falls
— 2 nights
Fly to Spokane International Airport, Drive to Coeur d'Alene
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Coeur d'Alene
— 1 night
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Boise

— 1 night

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 10th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey and then stop by Cinder Wines. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Warhawk Air Museum, then steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, and then hike along Boise River Greenbelt.

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San Jose to Boise is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Jose in September, Boise is slightly colder at night with lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 12th (Sat): snap pictures at Perrine Bridge, then admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls, and then see the interesting displays at Herrett Center for Arts and Science.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Twin Falls trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Boise to Twin Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In September, daytime highs in Twin Falls are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Shoshone.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Nature · Museums

Shoshone

— 1 night
Shoshone is the county seat and largest city of Lincoln County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Black Magic Canyon, explore the fascinating underground world of Shoshone Indian Ice Caves, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Idaho's Mammoth Cave.

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You can drive from Twin Falls to Shoshone in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Arco.

Things to do in Shoshone

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Arco

— 1 night
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Craters of the Moon National Monument, stroll around Bottolfsen Park, then examine the collection at Lost Rivers Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at EBR-1.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Arco holiday planner.

Drive from Shoshone to Arco in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Shoshone in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Arco: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Arco

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Idaho Falls

— 2 nights
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 15th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Idaho Potato Museum, examine the collection at Museum of Clean, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Episcopal Church. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Mesa Falls, then see the interesting displays at Collector Corner Museum, and then learn more about the world around you at Museum of Idaho.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Idaho Falls day trip planner.

You can drive from Arco to Idaho Falls in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Arco in September: highs in Idaho Falls hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coeur d'Alene

— 1 night
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 17th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, then stop by KnitKnit, then explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Art Spirit Gallery.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Coeur d'Alene trip itinerary planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Idaho Falls to Coeur d'Alene. Traveling from Idaho Falls to Coeur d'Alene, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

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.