9 days in Idaho Itinerary

9 days in Idaho Itinerary

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9 days in Idaho Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Arco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Twin Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Boise
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
McCall
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Wallace
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h
End: Washington DC

1
night
Arco

Arco ©
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. On the 10th (Sun), walk around Bottolfsen Park, see the interesting displays at EBR-1, and then explore the striking landscape at Craters of the Moon National Monument.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Arco trip itinerary maker site .

Washington DC to Arco is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Arco is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in May; daily highs in Arco reach 63°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Arco

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
EBR-1 ©
EBR-1
Craters of the Moon National Monument ©
Bottolfsen Park ©
Bottolfsen Park

2
nights
Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Malad Gorge State Park, then explore the striking landscape of Sawtooth National Forest, and then stroll through Snake River Canyon Trail. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Miracle Hot Springs, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Balanced Rock County Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Twin Falls online road trip planner .

You can drive from Arco to Twin Falls in 2 hours. When traveling from Arco in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Twin Falls: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Boise.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Buhl, Malad Gorge State Park
Highlights from your plan
Snake River Canyon Trail ©
Snake River Canyon Trail
Malad Gorge State Park ©
Malad Gorge State Park
Balanced Rock County Park ©
Balanced Rock County Park

2
nights
Boise

Boise ©
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 13th (Wed): examine the collection at Basque Museum & Cultural Center, stroll through Boise River Greenbelt, then identify plant and animal life at Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center, and finally stop by Cravin's Candy Emporium. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Warhawk Air Museum, stroll through Ridge to River Trail System, and then stroll through Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Boise travel route planner.

You can drive from Twin Falls to Boise in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in Boise can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to McCall.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Warhawk Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Warhawk Air Museum ©
Warhawk Air Museum
Basque Museum & Cultural Center ©
Basque Museum & Cultural Center
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area ©

1
night
McCall

McCall ©
McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. On the 15th (Fri), explore the activities along Payette Lake, see the interesting displays at Central Idaho Historical Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Ponderosa State Park, and finally hit the slopes at Brundage Mountain.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read our McCall online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Boise to McCall by car takes about 2.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Boise in May: high temperatures in McCall hover around 62°F and lows are around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Wallace.

Things to do in McCall

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ponderosa State Park ©
Ponderosa State Park
Payette Lake ©
Payette Lake
Central Idaho Historical Museum ©
Central Idaho Historical Museum

2
nights
Wallace

Wallace ©
Wallace is a small historic city in the Panhandle region of the U.S. On the 16th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Northern Pacific Depot, examine the collection at Oasis Bordello Museum, take an in-depth tour of Wallace Mining Museum, then take in the history at Old Mission State Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Historic Wallace.

Make your Wallace itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from McCall to Wallace by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from McCall to Wallace, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from McCall, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Wallace, ranging from highs of 52°F to lows of 37°F. You will leave for home on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Wallace

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Old Mission State Park
Highlights from your plan
Wallace Mining Museum ©
Wallace Mining Museum
Old Mission State Park ©
Old Mission State Park
Northern Pacific Depot ©
Northern Pacific Depot

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