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IDAHO? LET’S GO!

With landscapes ranging from glacial lakes to sand dunes and rolling lava fields, Idaho holidays bring you up close to such diverse geology you might think you’re visiting more than just one country, never mind a single state. Hot springs, white water rivers, powder snow ski slopes, vast forests, thundering waterfalls and dramatic gorges, Idaho has it all.

Visitors can take connecting flights from various US hubs into Boise and Idaho Falls but by far the best way to explore Idaho is by car or RV. Attractions across the state are supported by modern and well-equipped campsites while small towns close to most areas offer hotels. Seattle, Spokane, Portland, and Salt Lake City are all great places to include on your journey to Idaho, or as part of a longer trip across the northern US.

Active adventurers can try their hands, and feet, at climbing in the famous City of Rocks, sand boarding at Bruneau Dunes - the largest of their kind in North America - or white water rafting on the Salmon River. Hikers and riders will love the trails in Hells Canyon, or through the Sawtooth National Forest. Those who prefer their days a little easier can enjoy an invigorating soak in any of hundreds of hot springs across the state, or a day of boating and fishing on the calm waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene.

City slickers should make a beeline to Boise, home of the grand State Capitol Building, Old Idaho Penitentiary, and the many museums of Julia Davis Park. Shops, restaurants, and bars in the state’s most populous city offer urban entertainment while the River Greenbelt, Camel Back Park, and many other great outdoor spaces out the countryside of Idaho on your doorstep.

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Best time to visit Idaho

Things to do in Idaho

Idaho offers a wealth of outdoor activities among an incredible range of natural phenomena. Sail on the glacial waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene, a vital waterway for over 130 years. Travel the scenic path of the Snake River through Hells Canyon. Sign up for a raft tour on the Salmon River. Stop into Boise to discover city comforts within a huge range of museums and urban parks.

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Get up close with falcons, condors, and eagles at the World Center for Birds of Prey. Take a horseback ride through the peaks and alpine lakes of Sawtooth Forest. Witness the incredible force of the Snake RIver as it plummets over Shoshone Falls. Walk the hot sand trail at the unique Bruneau Dunes. Or go deeper underground in the caverns below Craters of the Moon.

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Wild Idaho

Discover the incredible contrasts of Idaho’s natural landscapes from the former steamboat supply route of Lake Coeur d'Alene in the north to the “Niagara of the West” Shoshone Falls in the south. Raft, bike, or hike through Hells Canyon, the deepest river gorge in the US. Take in the magnificent landscape of the River of no Return. Sand-board one of the largest freestanding dunes in North America at Bruneau Dunes.

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Or marvel at the volcanic moonscape at Craters of the Moon before delving into its five cooling underground caves. Climb the granite outcroppings at City of Rocks or capture some of the most striking photo opportunities in the region. With more hot springs than any other state, you’re never too far away from a pool to refresh, rejuvenate, and relax after a full day of Idaho adventures.

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Explore the historic state capital of Idaho, first established during the gold rush of the mid-19th Century and now the state’s biggest city. An ideal base for visiting the attractions and landmarks of southern Idaho, Boise is home to the ghostly complex of the Old Idaho Penitentiary alongside the grand sandstone and marble halls of the century-old State Capitol Building.

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Travel the 25-mile car-free pathway of the Boise River Greenbelt to uncover Julia Davis Park, home to Zoo Boise, the Boise Art Museum, the Idaho Historical Museum, the Discovery Center of Idaho, and the Idaho Black History Museum. Pay tribute to pioneers of freedom through the ages at the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, or take a walk through Camel's Back Park for unforgettable views across the city.

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Best time to visit Idaho

There is no bad time to visit Idaho, depending on the activities you have planned. July and August is peak season with temperatures often reaching 30°C. Rainfall is also lowest in summer, though storms are not uncommon.

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For the best weather and reduced crowds, both spring and autumn can be great times to visit. From April to June, and again from September to November, mild temperatures are ideal for many of the state’s famous outdoor adventures. Rainfall is higher in the spring than autumn but seeing the countryside bloom into colour is a magical sight. Winter sports lovers flock to Idaho from December to March with guaranteed snow and  excellent facilities for skiing, snowboarding, cross country, and snowshoeing.

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Things to do

Things to do in Idaho

Idaho offers a wealth of outdoor activities among an incredible range of natural phenomena. Sail on the glacial waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene, a vital waterway for over 130 years. Travel the scenic path of the Snake River through Hells Canyon. Sign up for a raft tour on the Salmon River. Stop into Boise to discover city comforts within a huge range of museums and urban parks.

Show More
Show Less

Get up close with falcons, condors, and eagles at the World Center for Birds of Prey. Take a horseback ride through the peaks and alpine lakes of Sawtooth Forest. Witness the incredible force of the Snake RIver as it plummets over Shoshone Falls. Walk the hot sand trail at the unique Bruneau Dunes. Or go deeper underground in the caverns below Craters of the Moon.

Show More
Show Less

Wild Idaho

Wild Idaho

Discover the incredible contrasts of Idaho’s natural landscapes from the former steamboat supply route of Lake Coeur d'Alene in the north to the “Niagara of the West” Shoshone Falls in the south. Raft, bike, or hike through Hells Canyon, the deepest river gorge in the US. Take in the magnificent landscape of the River of no Return. Sand-board one of the largest freestanding dunes in North America at Bruneau Dunes.

Show More
Show Less

Or marvel at the volcanic moonscape at Craters of the Moon before delving into its five cooling underground caves. Climb the granite outcroppings at City of Rocks or capture some of the most striking photo opportunities in the region. With more hot springs than any other state, you’re never too far away from a pool to refresh, rejuvenate, and relax after a full day of Idaho adventures.

Show More
Show Less

Boise

Butte

Explore the historic state capital of Idaho, first established during the gold rush of the mid-19th Century and now the state’s biggest city. An ideal base for visiting the attractions and landmarks of southern Idaho, Boise is home to the ghostly complex of the Old Idaho Penitentiary alongside the grand sandstone and marble halls of the century-old State Capitol Building.

Show More
Show Less

Travel the 25-mile car-free pathway of the Boise River Greenbelt to uncover Julia Davis Park, home to Zoo Boise, the Boise Art Museum, the Idaho Historical Museum, the Discovery Center of Idaho, and the Idaho Black History Museum. Pay tribute to pioneers of freedom through the ages at the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, or take a walk through Camel's Back Park for unforgettable views across the city.

Show More
Show Less

Best time to visit Idaho

Best time to visit Idaho

There is no bad time to visit Idaho, depending on the activities you have planned. July and August is peak season with temperatures often reaching 30°C. Rainfall is also lowest in summer, though storms are not uncommon.

Show More
Show Less

For the best weather and reduced crowds, both spring and autumn can be great times to visit. From April to June, and again from September to November, mild temperatures are ideal for many of the state’s famous outdoor adventures. Rainfall is higher in the spring than autumn but seeing the countryside bloom into colour is a magical sight. Winter sports lovers flock to Idaho from December to March with guaranteed snow and  excellent facilities for skiing, snowboarding, cross country, and snowshoeing.

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