9 days in Idaho Itinerary

9 days in Idaho Itinerary

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9 days in Idaho Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
1
Ketchum
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Twin Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Boise
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
McCall
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Lewiston
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Coeur d'Alene
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Ketchum

Ketchum ©
Ketchum is a city in Blaine County, Idaho, United States, in the central part of the state. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Sawtooth Wilderness Area, get outside with Fly Sun Valley, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Ketchum Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Wood River Valley Ore Wagon Museum, and finally stroll through Fisher Creek Trail.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ketchum travel route planning site .

Washington DC to Ketchum is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Ketchum. Traveling from Washington DC in October, things will get little chillier in Ketchum: highs are around 58°F and lows about 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Ketchum

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Wood River Valley Ore Wagon Museum ©
Ketchum Cemetery ©
Ketchum Cemetery

1
night
Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): hike along Snake River Canyon Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Pillar Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Auger Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Twin Falls trip maker website .

Getting from Ketchum to Twin Falls by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ketchum in October: highs in Twin Falls hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Boise.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Snake River Canyon Trail ©
Snake River Canyon Trail
Shoshone Falls ©
Shoshone Falls
Pillar Falls ©
Pillar Falls

1
night
Boise

Boise ©
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 11th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Lucky Peak State Park, take a peaceful walk through Boise National Forest, then do a tasting at Telaya Wine Co., then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hulls Gulch Nature Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Boise travel website .

You can drive from Twin Falls to Boise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to McCall.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Telaya Wine Co.
Highlights from your plan
Boise National Forest ©
Boise National Forest
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral
Lucky Peak State Park ©
Lucky Peak State Park

1
night
McCall

McCall ©
McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. On the 12th (Sat), explore the activities along Payette Lake, examine the collection at Central Idaho Historical Museum, then play a few rounds at Mccall Golf Club, then admire the majestic nature at Ponderosa State Park, and finally hit the slopes at Jug Mountain Ranch.

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You can drive from Boise to McCall in 2.5 hours. In October, McCall is little chillier than Boise - with highs of 57°F and lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lewiston.

Things to do in McCall

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ponderosa State Park ©
Ponderosa State Park
Jug Mountain Ranch ©
Jug Mountain Ranch
Payette Lake ©
Payette Lake

1
night
Lewiston

Lewiston ©
Lewiston is a city in north central Idaho and the county seat of Nez Perce County. On the 13th (Sun), witness the site of a historic battle at Nez Perce National Historical Park, take in breathtaking views at Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, and then see the interesting displays at Lewis and Clark Discovery Center.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lewiston online visit planner .

Traveling by car from McCall to Lewiston takes 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from McCall to Lewiston. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from McCall in October: high temperatures in Lewiston hover around 65°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Lewiston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Nez Perce National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Nez Perce National Historical Park ©
Nez Perce National Historical Park
Hells Canyon National Recreation Area ©

3
nights
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 14th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Heyburn State Park, identify plant and animal life at Emerald Creek Garnet Area, then hike along Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at English Point Recreation Area. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lookout Pass, then admire the architecture and history at Cataldo Mission, then immerse yourself in nature at Liberty Lake Regional Park, and finally look for gifts at KnitKnit.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Coeur d'Alene itinerary app .

Getting from Lewiston to Coeur d'Alene by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Lewiston in October, expect Coeur d'Alene to be a bit cooler, temps between 58°F and 39°F. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

English Point Recreation Area, Emerald Creek Garnet Area, Lookout Pass, Cataldo Mission, Liberty Lake Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Heyburn State Park ©
Heyburn State Park
Lookout Pass ©
Lookout Pass
Liberty Lake Regional Park ©
Liberty Lake Regional Park

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