9 days in Idaho Itinerary

9 days in Idaho Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Idaho trip itinerary planner
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Fly
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Coeur d'Alene
— 1 night
Drive
2
Riggins
— 1 night
Drive
3
Boise
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Twin Falls
— 1 night
Drive
5
Arco
— 1 night
Drive
6
Idaho Falls
— 2 nights
Bus to Jackson, Fly to Lexington

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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. On the 29th (Thu), make a splash at Silverwood Theme Park and then walk around McEuen Park. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Coeur d'Alene City Park and Independence Point, then wander the wide-open spaces of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, then explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails.

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Lexington to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Lexington in September, things will get slightly colder in Coeur d'Alene: highs are around 72°F and lows about 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Riggins.
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Riggins — 1 night

Riggins is a city in Idaho County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Rapid River Fish Hatchery, then cast your line with River Adventures, and then walk around Riggins City Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Riggins online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Coeur d'Alene to Riggins takes 4 hours. September in Riggins sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Boise.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at World Center For Birds of Prey, then look for gifts at Cinder Wines, then hike along Boise River Greenbelt, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Idaho Botanical Garden, then steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, then ponder the world of politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Woodland Empire Brewery.

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Drive from Riggins to Boise in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Riggins in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Boise: highs are around 67°F and lows about 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Twin Falls.
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Side Trip

Twin Falls — 1 night

Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. On the 4th (Tue), hike along Snake River Canyon Trail, then take in the views from Perrine Bridge, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Shoshone Falls.

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Traveling by car from Boise to Twin Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Twin Falls sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Arco.
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Arco — 1 night

Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. On the 5th (Wed), examine the collection at EBR-1, look for all kinds of wild species at Craters of the Moon National Monument, then walk around Bottolfsen Park, and finally examine the collection at Lost Rivers Museum.

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Traveling by car from Twin Falls to Arco takes 2 hours. Traveling from Twin Falls in October, expect nights in Arco to be about the same, around 36°F, while days are little chillier, around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Idaho Falls.
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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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Idaho Falls River Walk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Idaho Falls Temple & Visitors Center, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Idaho, and finally don't miss a visit to Snake River Greenbelt.

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Drive from Arco to Idaho Falls in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 33°F. On the 7th (Fri), you're off to home.
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Idaho travel guide

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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.
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