9 days in Idaho Itinerary

9 days in Idaho Itinerary

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Boise
— 1 night
Drive
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Twin Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Tamarack
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lewiston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Old Idaho Penitentiary. On the 13th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, see the interesting displays at Warhawk Air Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Zoo Boise, and finally pause for some photo ops at Idaho State Capitol Building. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Idaho Botanical Garden, contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and then trek along Boise River Greenbelt.

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Seattle to Boise is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Twin Falls

— 1 night
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. On the 15th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Craters of the Moon National Monument, and then walk around Bottolfsen Park.

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Traveling by car from Boise to Twin Falls takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Twin Falls are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tamarack.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Tamarack

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Sun), explore and take pictures at Hells Canyon Scenic Byway, explore the activities along Snake River, and then stroll around Copperfield Park and Campground. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Tamarack Resort and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Gold Fork Hot Springs.

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Drive from Twin Falls to Tamarack in 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Twin Falls in May; daily highs in Tamarack reach 63°F and lows reach 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lewiston.

Things to do in Tamarack

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Lewiston

— 2 nights
Lewiston is a city in north central Idaho and the county seat of Nez Perce County. On the 18th (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Hells Gate State Park, cast your line with Snake Dancer Excursions, and then examine the collection at Lewis and Clark Discovery Center. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain insight at Washington State University, then take in nature's colorful creations at Arboretum & Botanical Garden, and then hike along Kamiak Butte County Park.

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Traveling by car from Tamarack to Lewiston takes 3 hours. Traveling from Tamarack to Lewiston, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tamarack in May, things will get a bit warmer in Lewiston: highs are around 74°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Lewiston

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Coeur d'Alene

— 2 nights
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stop by KnitKnit, get a taste of life in the country at Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, then explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Silverwood Theme Park.

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Getting from Lewiston to Coeur d'Alene by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Lewiston in May, you will find days in Coeur d'Alene are little chillier (68°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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.