8 days in Idaho Itinerary

8 days in Idaho Itinerary

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Fly
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Idaho Falls
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Boise
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Coeur d'Alene
— 3 nights
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Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. Let the collections at Idaho Potato Museum and Collector Corner Museum capture your imagination. Bring the kids along to Museum of Clean and The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho. Venture out of the city with trips to Arco (Craters of the Moon National Monument & Bottolfsen Park) and Pocatello (Bannock County Historical Museum & Trinity Episcopal Church). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Idaho and make a trip to Snake River Greenbelt.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Idaho Falls itinerary planner.

Chicago to Idaho Falls is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in May, Idaho Falls is little chillier at night with lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Boise

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): wander the streets of Hyde Park, then look for gifts at Cinder Wines, then steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt. On the next day, examine the collection at Basque Museum & Cultural Center, then see the interesting displays at Warhawk Air Museum, and then engage your brain at Discovery Center of Idaho.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Boise trip maker website.

You can drive from Idaho Falls to Boise in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Idaho Falls in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Boise, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Boise

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 29th (Sat), play a few rounds at Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course, then look for gifts at KnitKnit, then contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Sandpoint City Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then tee off at Circling Raven Golf Club.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Coeur d'Alene tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Boise to Coeur d'Alene takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to Coeur d'Alene. When traveling from Boise in May, plan for little chillier days in Coeur d'Alene, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Nature

Side Trips

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Idaho travel guide

4.5
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.