9 days in Idaho Itinerary

9 days in Idaho Itinerary

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9 days in Idaho Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
1
Sandpoint
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Arco
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Boise
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: San Francisco

1
night
Sandpoint

Sandpoint ©
Sandpoint is the largest town in, and the county seat of, Bonner County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll through Sandpoint City Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sandpoint route planning site .

San Francisco to Sandpoint is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sandpoint, with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Sandpoint

Breweries & Distilleries Nightlife Beaches

Side Trips

Laughing Dog Brewery, Heart Rock Wines
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Heart Rock Wines ©
Heart Rock Wines

2
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 30th (Sun), play a few rounds at Circling Raven Golf Club, contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake, and then stroll through Q'emiln Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, then stop by Just Add Water Sports, and then tee off at Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Coeur d'Alene itinerary planner.

Getting from Sandpoint to Coeur d'Alene by car takes about an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Coeur d'Alene can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Arco.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Circling Raven Golf Club, Q'emiln Park
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Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails ©
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails
Circling Raven Golf Club ©
Circling Raven Golf Club

1
day
Arco

Arco ©
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bottolfsen Park, then see the interesting displays at EBR-1, and then explore the striking landscape at Craters of the Moon National Monument.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Arco trip planner.

Drive from Coeur d'Alene to Arco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Arco is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Arco can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Arco

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Bottolfsen Park ©
Bottolfsen Park
EBR-1 ©
EBR-1

1
night
Stanley

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Redfish Lake, take an in-depth tour of Stanley Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Stanley trip planner .

Drive from Arco to Stanley in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Arco in July, Stanley is slightly colder at night with lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Stanley

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Stanley Museum ©
Stanley Museum

3
nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Step out of the city life by going to Boise River Greenbelt and World Center For Birds of Prey. Change things up with these side-trips from Boise: Indian Creek (Stowe) Winery (in Kuna) and Caldwell (Ste. Chapelle Winery, Williamson Orchard & Vineyard, & more). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Telaya Wine Co., ponder the world of politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, sample the tasty concoctions at Barbarian Brewing, and take a stroll through Hyde Park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Boise online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Stanley to Boise in 3 hours. While traveling from Stanley, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Boise, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boise

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Caldwell, Garden City, Indian Creek (Stowe) Winery
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Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
World Center For Birds of Prey ©
World Center For Birds of Prey
Ste. Chapelle Winery ©
Ste. Chapelle Winery

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