29 days in Idaho Itinerary

29 days in Idaho Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Idaho itinerary planner

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Coeur d'Alene
— 4 nights
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McCall
— 3 nights
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Salmon
— 2 nights
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Ashton
— 1 night
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Idaho Falls
— 3 nights
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Arco
— 1 night
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Ketchum
— 4 nights
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Twin Falls
— 4 nights
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Boise
— 6 nights
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Coeur d'Alene

— 4 nights
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coeur d'Alene: Circling Raven Golf Club (in Worley), Wallace (Pulaski Tunnel Trail & Oasis Bordello Museum) and Silverwood Theme Park (in Athol). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake, explore the landscape on two wheels at North Idaho Centennial Trail, stroll around Coeur d'Alene City Park and Independence Point, and look for gifts at KnitKnit.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Coeur d'Alene journey planner.

Chicago to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Coeur d'Alene due to the time zone difference. In September, Coeur d'Alene is a bit cooler than Chicago - with highs of 72°F and lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to McCall.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:

McCall

— 3 nights
McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near McCall: Riggins (Rapid River Fish Hatchery, River Adventures, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Payette Lake, fly down the slopes at Bear Basin Nordic Center, tee off at Mccall Golf Club, and immerse yourself in nature at Ponderosa State Park.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our McCall online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Coeur d'Alene to McCall in 5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Coeur d'Alene to McCall due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in September, plan for slightly colder nights in McCall, with lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Salmon.

Things to do in McCall

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

Salmon

— 2 nights
Salmon is a city in Lemhi County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Goldbug Hot Springs, then examine the collection at Lemhi Historical Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural and Education Center. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Salmon River Scenic Byway and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Salmon road trip app.

You can drive from McCall to Salmon in 6 hours. September in Salmon sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ashton.

Things to do in Salmon

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Ashton

— 1 night
Ashton is a city in Fremont County, Idaho, United States. On the 15th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Mesa Falls.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ashton trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Salmon to Ashton takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ashton are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Ashton

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Idaho Falls: Idaho Potato Museum (in Blackfoot), Museum of Clean (in Pocatello) and Lava Hot Springs (Lava Hot Springs & Lava Hot Springs Massage Therapy). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Snake River Greenbelt, meet the residents at Idaho Falls Zoo, admire the sheer force of Idaho Falls River Walk, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rexburg Idaho Temple.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Idaho Falls travel route builder website.

You can drive from Ashton to Idaho Falls in an hour. In September in Idaho Falls, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Arco.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Arco

— 1 night
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at EBR-1, take in the dramatic natural features at Craters of the Moon National Monument, and then stroll around Bottolfsen Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Arco tour planner.

Drive from Idaho Falls to Arco in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Idaho Falls in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Arco: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ketchum.

Things to do in Arco

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Ketchum

— 4 nights
Ketchum is a city in Blaine County, Idaho, United States, in the central part of the state. Venture out of the city with trips to Stanley (River Rafting & Tubing, Redfish Lake, &more). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Sawtooth Wilderness Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bald Mountain Trail, hike along Wood River Trail, and take an in-depth tour of Blaine County Historical Museum.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ketchum tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Arco to Ketchum in 2 hours. September in Ketchum sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Ketchum

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:

Twin Falls

— 4 nights
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Twin Falls: Minidoka Internment (in Jerome) and City Of Rocks National Reserve (in Almo). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls, stop by Rudy's - A Cook's Paradise, stroll through Snake River Canyon Trail, and take in the views from Perrine Bridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Twin Falls road trip planning app.

Drive from Ketchum to Twin Falls in 2 hours. When traveling from Ketchum in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Twin Falls: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Boise.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:

Boise

— 6 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Change things up with a short trip to Winery Seekers Wine Tours in Star (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Boise River Greenbelt, contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, stroll through World Center For Birds of Prey, and pause for some photo ops at Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial.

Planning Boise trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Getting from Twin Falls to Boise by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. September in Boise sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 3:

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.