11 days in Salt Lake City & Idaho Itinerary

11 days in Salt Lake City & Idaho Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
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Twin Falls
— 1 night
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Arco
— 1 night
Drive
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Stanley
— 1 night
Drive
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Boise
— 1 night
Fly
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Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salt Lake City: Lehi Roller Mills (in Lehi), Timpanogos Cave National Monument (in American Fork) and Antelope Island State Park (in Syracuse). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire all the interesting features of Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City itinerary planner.

Newark to Salt Lake City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Newark to Salt Lake City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newark in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 95°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Twin Falls

Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. On the 27th (Sat), stop by Rudy's - A Cook's Paradise, then take in the views from Perrine Bridge, then admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls, and finally trek along Snake River Canyon Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Twin Falls online trip builder.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Twin Falls in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Twin Falls, with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Arco.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Arco

Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at EBR-1, then walk around Bottolfsen Park, and then explore the striking landscape of Craters of the Moon National Monument.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Arco online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Twin Falls to Arco takes 2 hours. Traveling from Twin Falls in July, expect Arco to be a bit cooler, temps between 84°F and 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Arco

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

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Stanley

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Redfish Lake, then take an in-depth tour of Stanley Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Stanley trip app.

You can drive from Arco to Stanley in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Arco in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Stanley, with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Stanley

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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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.
On the 30th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey, have some family-friendly fun at Boise Escape, then trek along Boise River Greenbelt, and finally appreciate the history behind Idaho State Capitol Building.

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You can drive from Stanley to Boise in 3 hours. Traveling from Stanley in July, expect nights in Boise to be much hotter, around 64°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 94°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

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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 31st (Wed), get in on the family fun at Silverwood Theme Park and then walk around Coeur d'Alene City Park and Independence Point. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of life in the country at Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Coeur d'Alene Lake.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Coeur d'Alene online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Boise to Coeur d'Alene in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, Coeur d'Alene is slightly colder than Boise - with highs of 85°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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.