8 days in Idaho Itinerary

8 days in Idaho Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Idaho trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Boise
— 2 nights
Drive
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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
— 3 nights
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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.
Attractions like Boise River Greenbelt and Old Idaho Penitentiary make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, look for gifts at Cinder Wines, make a splash at Roaring Springs Waterpark, and tour the pleasant surroundings at World Center For Birds of Prey.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Boise road trip planning site.

Newark to Boise is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Newark to Boise, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in July, expect nights in Boise to be slightly colder, around 64°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 94°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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 3rd (Tue): snap pictures at Perrine Bridge, admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls, and then stroll through Snake River Canyon Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Twin Falls online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Boise to Twin Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August in Twin Falls, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. On the 4th (Wed), explore the activities along Redfish Lake, then get engrossed in the history at Stanley Museum, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Stanley trip planner.

Traveling by car from Twin Falls to Stanley takes 3 hours. When traveling from Twin Falls in August, plan for slightly colder days in Stanley, with highs around 80°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Stanley

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Coeur d'Alene

— 3 nights
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): look for gifts at KnitKnit, then wander the wide-open spaces of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, then explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cool off at Silverwood Theme Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Coeur d'Alene visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Stanley to Coeur d'Alene with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Stanley to Coeur d'Alene is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Stanley in August since evenings lows in Coeur d'Alene dip to 55°F. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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.