9 days in Idaho Itinerary

9 days in Idaho Itinerary

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9 days in Idaho Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
McCall
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Arco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Twin Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Boise
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Sacramento

2
nights
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): explore and take pictures at Old Mission State Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Wallace, and then stroll around Coeur d'Alene City Park and Independence Point.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Coeur d'Alene visit planning tool .

Sacramento to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sacramento in July: high temperatures in Coeur d'Alene hover around 85°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to McCall.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Historic Wallace, Silverwood Theme Park, Old Mission State Park
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Old Mission State Park ©
Old Mission State Park
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Silverwood Theme Park ©
Silverwood Theme Park

1
day
McCall

McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. On the 4th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Ponderosa State Park, examine the collection at Central Idaho Historical Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our McCall trip planner .

Drive from Coeur d'Alene to McCall in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene to McCall, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in McCall, with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Stanley.

Things to do in McCall

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Ponderosa State Park ©
Ponderosa State Park
Central Idaho Historical Museum ©
Central Idaho Historical Museum

1
night
Stanley

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get engrossed in the history at Stanley Museum, and then explore the activities along Stanley Lake.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Stanley trip maker .

You can drive from McCall to Stanley in 3.5 hours. Traveling from McCall in July, Stanley is little chillier at night with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Arco.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Stanley Lake ©
Stanley Lake
Stanley Museum ©
Stanley Museum

1
night
Arco

Arco ©
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Craters of the Moon National Monument, see the interesting displays at EBR-1, then stroll around Bottolfsen Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Lost Rivers Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Arco holiday builder .

Drive from Stanley to Arco in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Stanley in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 54°F in Arco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Arco

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Lost Rivers Museum
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Bottolfsen Park ©
Bottolfsen Park
EBR-1 ©
EBR-1
Lost Rivers Museum ©
Lost Rivers Museum

1
night
Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. On the 7th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Minidoka Internment, then take in the views from Perrine Bridge, then hike along Snake River Canyon Trail, and finally admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Twin Falls planning site .

Traveling by car from Arco to Twin Falls takes 2 hours. Traveling from Arco in July, things will get a bit warmer in Twin Falls: highs are around 91°F and lows about 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Boise.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Minidoka Internment
Highlights from your plan
Shoshone Falls ©
Shoshone Falls
Perrine Bridge ©
Perrine Bridge

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 8th (Mon): hike along Boise River Greenbelt, contemplate the long history of Boise Train Depot, then appreciate the history behind Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Freak Alley Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Kathryn Albertson Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, and finally explore and take pictures at Albertsons Stadium.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Boise road trip planner .

You can drive from Twin Falls to Boise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Boise are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boise

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Freak Alley Gallery ©
Freak Alley Gallery
Boise Train Depot ©
Boise Train Depot

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