8 days in Idaho Itinerary

8 days in Idaho Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Idaho journey planner

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Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Twin Falls
— 2 nights


Coeur d'Alene

— 2 nights
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at McEuen Park and Crystal Gold Mine. Kids will enjoy Coeur d'Alene City Park and Independence Point and Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coeur d'Alene: Wallace (Northern Pacific Depot & Pulaski Tunnel Trail). There's more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at North Idaho Centennial Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Coeur d'Alene day trip app.

Houston to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to Coeur d'Alene. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in July: highs in Coeur d'Alene hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Boise.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:


— 3 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area and Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial. Explore hidden gems such as Roaring Springs Waterpark and Wahooz Family Fun Zone. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center and explore the landscape on two wheels at Ridge to River Trail System.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Boise trip planner.

Getting from Coeur d'Alene to Boise by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Boise, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in July, expect Boise to be somewhat warmer, temps between 94°F and 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

Twin Falls

— 2 nights
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Miracle Hot Springs and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sawtooth National Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): trek along Snake River Canyon Trail and then get outside with AWOL Adventure Sports.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Twin Falls trip planner.

Traveling by car from Boise to Twin Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July in Twin Falls, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Idaho travel guide

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.