12 days in Idaho Itinerary

12 days in Idaho Itinerary

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Fly
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Coeur d'Alene
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salmon
— 1 night
Drive
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Stanley
— 1 night
Drive
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Arco
— 1 night
Drive
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Twin Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Boise
— 4 nights
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Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Attractions like Coeur d'Alene Lake and Timberline Adventures make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Coeur d'Alene with a short trip to Silverwood Theme Park in Athol, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, stroll through North Idaho Centennial Trail, wander the wide-open spaces of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, and stop by KnitKnit.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Coeur d'Alene online tour builder.

Charlotte to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In July, Coeur d'Alene is a bit cooler than Charlotte - with highs of 85°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Salmon.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

1
night
Salmon

Salmon is a city in Lemhi County, Idaho, United States. On the 17th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural and Education Center and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Salmon trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Coeur d'Alene to Salmon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Salmon, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Salmon when traveling from Coeur d'Alene in July, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Salmon

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

1
night
Stanley

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Redfish Lake, then get engrossed in the history at Stanley Museum, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Stanley itinerary maker app.

Getting from Salmon to Stanley by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Salmon in July, with highs in Stanley at 81°F and lows at 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Arco.

Things to do in Stanley

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

1
night
Arco

Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Craters of the Moon National Monument, then stroll around Bottolfsen Park, then examine the collection at EBR-1, and finally examine the collection at Lost Rivers Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Arco trip website.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Arco takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Stanley in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Arco, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Arco

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

1
night
Twin Falls

Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): snap pictures at Perrine Bridge, admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls, and then kick your exploration up a notch at Zip The Snake with AWOL Adventure Sports.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Twin Falls trip maker.

Getting from Arco to Twin Falls by car takes about 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 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Boise.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

4
nights
Boise

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Bring the kids along to Boise River Greenbelt and World Center For Birds of Prey. Step out of Boise to go to Banks and see Bear Valley Rafting, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, make a splash at Roaring Springs Waterpark, stop by Cravin's Candy Emporium, and contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Boise trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Twin Falls to Boise by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 64°F. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Boise

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:

Idaho travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
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.