16 days in Southern Idaho & Nampa Itinerary

16 days in Southern Idaho & Nampa Itinerary

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Fly to Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field, Drive to Glenns Ferry
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Glenns Ferry
— 2 nights
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Twin Falls
— 5 nights
Drive
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Almo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arco
— 1 night
Drive
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Nampa
— 5 nights
Drive to Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field, Fly to Portland International Airport

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Glenns Ferry

Glenns Ferry is a city in Elmore County, Idaho, United States. Visiting Three Island Crossing State Park and Thousand Springs Scenic Highway will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Hagerman (Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument & Lower Salmon Falls Park) and Soldier Mountain (in Fairfield). There's still lots to do: hike along Oregon Trail and play a few rounds at Crossings Winery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Glenns Ferry trip planner.

Portland to Glenns Ferry is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Portland in October since evenings lows in Glenns Ferry dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Glenns Ferry

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

5
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Twin Falls

Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Shoshone Falls and Snake River Canyon Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Twin Falls: Buhl (Balanced Rock County Park, Miracle Hot Springs, &more), Hagerman (Malad Gorge State Park & Thousand Springs State Park) and Minidoka Internment (in Jerome). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Perrine Bridge, whizz through the canopy at Zip The Snake with AWOL Adventure Sports, walk around Centennial Waterfront Park, and hike along Rock Creek Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Twin Falls journey maker website.

Drive from Glenns Ferry to Twin Falls in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Almo.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:

2
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Almo

Almo is a very small unincorporated community in Cassia County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of City Of Rocks National Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Pomerelle Mountain Resort and then admire the majestic nature at Castle Rocks State Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Almo sightseeing planner.

Getting from Twin Falls to Almo by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Almo sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Arco.

Things to do in Almo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

1
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Arco

Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Craters of the Moon National Monument, then stroll around Bottolfsen Park, and then see the interesting displays at EBR-1.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Arco online day trip planner.

You can drive from Almo to Arco in 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Almo in October: highs in Arco hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Nampa.

Things to do in Arco

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:

5
nights
Nampa

Nampa is the largest city of Canyon County, Idaho, USA. Get outdoors at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge and Wilson Springs Ponds. Go for a jaunt from Nampa to Jordan Valley to see Leslie Gulch about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Warhawk Air Museum, do a tasting at Koenig Distillery and Winery, stop by Ste. Chapelle Winery, and indulge your senses at Winery Seekers Wine Tours.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nampa trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Arco to Nampa in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Arco in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nampa: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nampa

Wineries · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

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