11 days in Idaho Itinerary

11 days in Idaho Itinerary

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Fly
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Coeur d'Alene
— 3 nights
Drive
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McCall
— 1 night
Drive
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Boise
— 4 nights
Drive
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Twin Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Arco
— 1 night
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Drive to Friedman Memorial Airport, Fly to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Drive to Milwaukee

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Coeur d'Alene

— 3 nights
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Mission State Park and The Art Spirit Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails and Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course. Get out of town with these interesting Coeur d'Alene side-trips: Circling Raven Golf Club (in Worley) and Sandpoint City Beach (in Sandpoint). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake, play a few rounds at Avondale Golf Course, get a taste of life in the country at Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, and hike along North Idaho Centennial Trail.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Coeur d'Alene trip planner.

Milwaukee to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to McCall.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Nature

Side Trips

McCall

— 1 night
McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then play a few rounds at Mccall Golf Club.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our McCall tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Coeur d'Alene to McCall in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in May, expect McCall to be slightly colder, temps between 62°F and 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Boise.

Things to do in McCall

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Golf

Boise

— 4 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Shop till you drop at Idaho State Museum and The Village at Meridian. Get some historical perspective at Old Idaho Penitentiary and Freak Alley Gallery. There's lots more to do: hike along Boise River Greenbelt, appreciate the history behind Idaho State Capitol Building, view the masterpieces at Boise Art Glass, and look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Boise travel route planner.

Getting from McCall to Boise by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from McCall in May, expect Boise to be somewhat warmer, temps between 73°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Boise

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Twin Falls

— 1 night
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the views from Perrine Bridge, then take in the dramatic scenery at Shoshone Falls, and then get all the equipment you need at AWOL Adventure Sports.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Twin Falls trip planner.

You can drive from Boise to Twin Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Arco.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Arco

— 1 night
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. On the 24th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Craters of the Moon National Monument.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Arco sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Twin Falls to Arco takes 2 hours. While traveling from Twin Falls, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Arco, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 40°F. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arco

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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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.