9 days in Idaho & McMinnville Itinerary

9 days in Idaho & McMinnville Itinerary

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Boise
— 1 night
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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
— 4 nights
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McMinnville
— 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 (Sat): appreciate the history behind Idaho State Capitol Building, then steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, and then hike along Boise River Greenbelt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Boise, then stop by Cravin's Candy Emporium, then identify plant and animal life at World Center For Birds of Prey, and finally cool off at Roaring Springs Waterpark.

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Portland to Boise is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland to Boise, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portland in July: highs in Boise hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Twin Falls

— 1 night
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. On the 12th (Mon), take in the views from Perrine Bridge, then admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls, and then trek along Snake River Canyon Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Twin Falls holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Boise to Twin Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. July in Twin Falls sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the activities along Redfish Lake, take an in-depth tour of Stanley Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Stanley trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Twin Falls to Stanley in 3 hours. While traveling from Twin Falls, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Stanley, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Stanley

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature

Coeur d'Alene

— 4 nights
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Family-friendly places like Silverwood Theme Park and Farragut State Park will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake, wander the wide-open spaces of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, identify plant and animal life at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, and stroll around McEuen Park.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Coeur d'Alene holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Coeur d'Alene takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stanley to Coeur d'Alene is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Stanley in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Coeur d'Alene, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to McMinnville.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

McMinnville

— 1 night
McMinnville is the county seat and largest city of Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. On the 18th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, stop by Penner-Ash Wine Cellars, and then relax in the rural setting at Big Table Farm.

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Getting from Coeur d'Alene to McMinnville by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in McMinnville

Museums · Shopping

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.