8 days in Kansas & Idaho Itinerary

8 days in Kansas & Idaho Itinerary

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Overland Park
— 1 day
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Twin Falls
— 1 night


Overland Park — 1 day

Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Strawberry Hill Povitica Company, take in nature's colorful creations at Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, then get to know the resident critters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing.

To find out how to plan a trip to Overland Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Kansas City to Overland Park is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Wichita.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Wichita — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): make a trip to The Keeper of the Plains, then see the interesting displays at Strataca, and then have some family-friendly fun at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing - Wichita. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Botanica: The Wichita Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sedgwick County Zoo, then examine the collection at Museum of World Treasures, and finally see the interesting displays at Coleman Museum and Factory Outlet.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Wichita trip planner.

Getting from Overland Park to Wichita by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Wichita are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Boise.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games
Side Trip

Boise — 3 nights

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Boise is known for parks, trails, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt, test your problem-solving skills at Labyrinth Escape Games, steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, and admire the natural beauty at Idaho Botanical Garden.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Boise online holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Wichita to Boise takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Wichita to Boise, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wichita in June, Boise is a bit cooler at night with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Stanley.
Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
Side Trips

Stanley — 1 night

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Redfish Lake, take an in-depth tour of Stanley Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Stanley day trip site.

Traveling by car from Boise to Stanley takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Boise in June: highs in Stanley hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Twin Falls.
Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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 20th (Sat): snap pictures at Perrine Bridge and then admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Twin Falls trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Stanley to Twin Falls in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Stanley in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Twin Falls: highs are around 83°F and lows about 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Nature

Kansas travel guide

Specialty Museums · Zoos · History Museums
The Sunflower State
Generally considered the geographical center of the country, Kansas is a state rich in history, having served as home to diverse Native American tribes for thousands of years before European settlement. Once called "Bleeding Kansas" because of violent clashes between abolitionists and pro-slavery settlers, Kansas now carries the nickname the "Sunflower State," earned because of its massive production of sunflowers, corn, wheat, and sorghum. In addition to agriculture, the state is also known as an aviation hub. Sightseeing is easy, as wide-open spaces dominate the landscape of the western two-thirds of the state, which includes some of the only remaining native tallgrass prairie in the nation. Eastern Kansas contains rolling hills and most of the major cities, which draw tourism with their lively art, nightlife, and music scenes.

Idaho travel guide

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.