28 days in Idaho Itinerary

28 days in Idaho Itinerary

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Stanley
— 1 night
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Ketchum
— 4 nights
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Arco
— 1 night
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Idaho Falls
— 3 nights
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Lava Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Twin Falls
— 4 nights
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Boise
— 5 nights
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Lewiston
— 3 nights
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Coeur d'Alene
— 4 nights
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Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Stanley Museum, explore the activities along Redfish Lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Stanley Lake. On the next day, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get engrossed in the history at Yankee Fork Gold Dredge.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Stanley online trip itinerary planner.

Portland to Stanley is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Stanley due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in October, expect nights in Stanley to be much colder, around 25°F, while days are little chillier, around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ketchum.

Things to do in Stanley

Nature · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:

Ketchum

— 4 nights
Ketchum is a city in Blaine County, Idaho, United States, in the central part of the state. Ketchum is known for nature, outdoors, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Sawtooth Wilderness Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Adam's Gulch Loop, grab your bike and head to Fisher Creek Trail, and trek along Bald Mountain Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ketchum road trip website.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Ketchum takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Stanley in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ketchum, with lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Arco.

Things to do in Ketchum

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 21:

Arco

— 1 night
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Craters of the Moon National Monument, walk around Bottolfsen Park, then examine the collection at Lost Rivers Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at EBR-1.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Arco sightseeing app.

Getting from Ketchum to Arco by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Arco are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Arco

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:

Idaho Falls

— 3 nights
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. Explore Idaho Falls' surroundings by going to Rexburg (Rexburg Idaho Temple & Yellowstone Bear World) and Idaho Potato Museum (in Blackfoot). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Snake River Greenbelt, take in the dramatic scenery at Idaho Falls River Walk, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Idaho Falls Zoo, and have fun at Guns N Gear.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Idaho Falls driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Arco to Idaho Falls takes 1.5 hours. In October in Idaho Falls, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Lava Hot Springs.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:

Lava Hot Springs

— 2 nights
Lava Hot Springs is a city in Bannock County, Idaho, United States. On the 26th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at Lava Hot Springs Massage Therapy, experience rural life at Swore Farms, then head outdoors with Lava Zipline, and finally take in the natural beauty of Lava Hot Springs. On your second day here, examine the collection at Bannock County Historical Museum, then examine the collection at Museum of Clean, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Episcopal Church.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lava Hot Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Idaho Falls to Lava Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. In October in Lava Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Lava Hot Springs

Museums · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

Twin Falls

— 4 nights
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Twin Falls: Miracle Hot Springs (in Buhl) and Malad Gorge State Park (in Hagerman). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Shoshone Falls, take in the views from Perrine Bridge, push the limits with Tandem BASE, and stop by Rudy's - A Cook's Paradise.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Twin Falls trip planner.

You can drive from Lava Hot Springs to Twin Falls in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Boise.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:

Boise

— 5 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Boise is known for parks, trails, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Boise River Greenbelt, see the interesting displays at Warhawk Air Museum, browse the different shops at The Village at Meridian, and appreciate the history behind Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Boise trip builder.

Getting from Twin Falls to Boise by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Boise can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Lewiston.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 5:

Lewiston

— 3 nights
Lewiston is a city in north central Idaho and the county seat of Nez Perce County. Change things up with these side-trips from Lewiston: Moscow (Moscow Farmers Market, Arboretum & Botanical Garden, &more). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Snake River Adventures, indulge your taste buds at Twisted Vine Wine Tours, LLC, do a tasting at Clearwater Canyon Cellars, and admire the majestic nature at Hells Gate State Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lewiston travel planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Boise to Lewiston. The time zone difference when traveling from Boise to Lewiston is minus 1 hour. In November in Lewiston, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Lewiston

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:

Coeur d'Alene

— 4 nights
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Coeur d'Alene is known for adventure, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: test your problem-solving skills at 59:Escape Room Adventures, trek along Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake, and look for gifts at KnitKnit.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Coeur d'Alene online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lewiston to Coeur d'Alene in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Lewiston in November, plan for little chillier days in Coeur d'Alene, with highs around 43°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 12:

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.