20 days in Idaho & Glacier National Park Itinerary

20 days in Idaho & Glacier National Park Itinerary

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Coeur d'Alene
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Hayden
— 1 night
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Sandpoint
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
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Driggs
— 2 nights
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Idaho Falls
— 1 night
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Blackfoot
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Pocatello
— 1 night
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Twin Falls
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Sun Valley
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Stanley
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Boise
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McCall
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Riggins
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Lewiston
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Coeur d'Alene

— 1 day
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): wander the wide-open spaces of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, take a memorable tour with Timberline Adventures, and then explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Coeur d'Alene holiday site.

Spokane to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hayden.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Hayden

— 1 night
Hayden is a city in Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 21st (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at English Point Recreation Area, find something for the whole family at Triple Play Family Fun Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mad Bomber Brewing Company.

Make your Hayden itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Hayden is very close to Coeur d'Alene. In September, daytime highs in Hayden are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sandpoint.

Things to do in Hayden

Wildlife · Parks · Theme Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Sandpoint

— 1 night
Sandpoint is the largest town in, and the county seat of, Bonner County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): ride a horse along Mountain Horse Adventures, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pend Oreille, and then take a tour by water with Lake Pend Oreille Cruises.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sandpoint trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Hayden to Sandpoint in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Sandpoint can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Sandpoint

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Glacier National Park

— 5 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald, trek along Avalanche Lake, and admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Sandpoint to Glacier National Park with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sandpoint to Glacier National Park. In September, daily temperatures in Glacier National Park can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Driggs.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Driggs

— 2 nights
Driggs is a city in Teton County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jenny Lake Trail, admire all the interesting features of Teton Park Road, and then see Teton Valley Lodge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart, explore and take pictures at Signal Mountain Summit Road, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Jackson Lake.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Driggs trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier National Park to Driggs. In September in Driggs, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Driggs

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trip

Idaho Falls

— 1 night
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Idaho Falls River Walk, make a trip to Snake River Greenbelt, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park, and finally learn more about the world around you at Museum of Idaho.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Idaho Falls road trip planning tool.

Getting from Driggs to Idaho Falls by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Driggs in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Idaho Falls, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Blackfoot.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Museums

Blackfoot

— 1 night
Blackfoot is a city in Bingham County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Idaho Potato Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Blackfoot travel route app.

Blackfoot is just a stone's throw from Idaho Falls. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pocatello.

Things to do in Blackfoot

Museums
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Pocatello

— 1 night
Pocatello is the county seat and largest city of Bannock County, with a small portion on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in neighboring Power County, in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Idaho. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Bannock County Historical Museum, then examine the collection at Museum of Clean, then look for gifts at Poky Popcorn Shop, and finally relax in the rural setting at Swore Farms.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pocatello trip maker site.

Pocatello is just a stone's throw from Blackfoot. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Pocatello

Museums · Shopping

Twin Falls

— 1 night
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): snap pictures at Perrine Bridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Shoshone Falls, and then stroll through Snake River Canyon Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Twin Falls online visit planner.

Drive from Pocatello to Twin Falls in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Twin Falls can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Sun Valley.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Sun Valley

— 1 night
Sun Valley is a resort city in Blaine County in central Idaho, in the western United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wood River Trail, then grab your bike and head to Fisher Creek Trail, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Ketchum Cemetery, and finally hike along Bald Mountain Trail.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sun Valley online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Twin Falls to Sun Valley by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Twin Falls in October, plan for slightly colder days in Sun Valley, with highs around 58°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Sun Valley

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. On the 5th (Mon), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get engrossed in the history at Stanley Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Redfish Lake.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Stanley trip planning app.

You can drive from Sun Valley to Stanley in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sun Valley in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 25°F in Stanley. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Boise.

Things to do in Stanley

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Boise

— 1 night

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 6th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, then hike along Boise River Greenbelt, then steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, and finally stop by Cinder Wines.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Boise tour planning tool.

You can drive from Stanley to Boise in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Stanley in October, expect Boise to be somewhat warmer, temps between 67°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to McCall.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

McCall

— 1 night
McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Payette Lake, then examine the collection at Central Idaho Historical Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Ponderosa State Park, and finally play a few rounds at Mccall Golf Club.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read McCall trip planner.

Traveling by car from Boise to McCall takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Boise in October, with highs in McCall at 57°F and lows at 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Riggins.

Things to do in McCall

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Riggins

— 1 night
Riggins is a city in Idaho County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Rapid River Fish Hatchery, then see what you can catch with River Adventures, and then stroll around Riggins City Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Riggins itinerary planning site.

You can drive from McCall to Riggins in an hour. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from McCall to Riggins. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from McCall in October since evenings lows in Riggins dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lewiston.

Things to do in Riggins

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Lewiston

— 1 night
Lewiston is a city in north central Idaho and the county seat of Nez Perce County. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Lewis-Clark Center for Arts & History and then get a new perspective on things with Snake River Adventures.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lewiston day trip planning website.

Getting from Riggins to Lewiston by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Riggins in October, expect Lewiston to be somewhat warmer, temps between 65°F and 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lewiston

Tours · Outdoors · Museums

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.