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Idaho, United States of America

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How much money will you need for your trip to Idaho? You should plan to spend around $131 per day on your vacation in Idaho, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, $36 on meals for one day and $36 on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Idaho for a couple is $134. So, a trip to Idaho for two people for one week costs on average $1,834. All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
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A vacation to Idaho for one week usually costs around $917 for one person. So, a trip to Idaho for two people costs around $1,834 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs $3,669 in Idaho. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Idaho can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Idaho? How much money do I need for Idaho?

How much does a trip to Idaho cost? Is Idaho expensive? The average Idaho trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Idaho prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Idaho
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Idaho is $67. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Idaho is $134.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotels in Idaho

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Transportation Budget in Idaho
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Idaho is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $36 per person, per day, on local transportation in Idaho.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Idaho
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Rental Cars in Idaho
The price of renting a car in Idaho will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Idaho
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  • While meal prices in Idaho can vary, the average cost of food in Idaho is $36 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Idaho should cost around $14 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Idaho is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Idaho
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  • Entertainment and activities in Idaho typically cost an average of $28 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Idaho
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  • The average person spends about $32 on alcoholic beverages in Idaho per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Idaho
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  • On average, people spend $2.50 on bottled water in Idaho per day. The public water in Idaho is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Idaho On a Budget
Idaho Idaho
Perhaps best known for its "Famous Potatoes," Idaho's true nickname is "The Gem State" and is full of a kind of wild beauty that comes with snow-capped mountains, raging rivers, placid lakes, and dense forests. Agriculture mostly lies in the eastern part of the state, while the wilderness of northern and central Idaho consists of some of the state's greatest natural treasures, dotted with a few cities and college towns.
As a part of the Rocky Mountains and Pacific Northwest regions of the United States, Idaho has a landscape that ranges from rugged mountain terrain to sweeping prairies. In the mountains, ski resort towns like Sun Valley make for great hubs to get out and ski, hike, and backpack. Craters of the Moon National Monument, a volcanic park with vast fields of dormant lava as well as massive lava tubes, offers another unique landscape to hike and explore. Even the famous Yellowstone National Park is not too far; mostly located over the border in the state of Wyoming, it is home to wildlife like elk and bison as well as the world's largest collection of geysers.

Other attractions of the state include the massive boulders of City of Rocks National Reserve, a 72-mile paved bike trail that spans the panhandle called the Trail of the Coeur D'Alenes, the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness which follows the Snake River through Hells Canyon, and the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail following the famous expedition route which spans over three thousand miles from Wood River, Illinois, to the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon.
Idaho is a state that is split - north from south - by time zone as well as its contrasting landscapes. The northern part is characterized by mountains, lakes, forests and rivers, while the southern part largely consists of high-plains desert and farmland with a striking mountain backdrop. North and Central Idaho are commonly referred to as the "Idaho Panhandle" and are considered to be part of the Pacific Northwest in the Pacific time zone, while Southern Idaho is a part of the Intermountain West in the Mountain time zone.

Boise is Idaho's capital and largest city, and is the heart for the arts, culture, and history of the region. It has a thriving downtown filled with shops and restaurants, and is also a great home base for the outdoor activities available in the surrounding areas. Other city hubs include Coeur d'Alene amidst the mountains and lakes of the north, Idaho Falls and Shelley near the agricultural center of eastern Idaho, Moscow home to the University of Idaho, Stanley known for its outdoor activities in the Sawtooth Mountains, the younger city of Twin Falls, Pocatello home to Idaho State University, and Sandpoint known for its skiing and water-sports destinations.

Idaho is prime location for outdoor activities year-round. In the wintertime, popular activities for visitors and locals alike include things like skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling, while summer activities consist of boating, whitewater rafting, camping, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, mountain biking, and hiking. Rodeos are also common in the more rural areas. There are plenty of trails worth exploring in all seasons as well as many spectacular scenic drives.
Food and Dining
Most of Idaho serves up your typical American cuisine. The college towns (like Moscow, Boise, Pocatello, Idaho Falls) and the vacation centers (like Coeur d'Alene, Sun Valley, and Sandpoint) will have just about everything, including organic and vegetarian foods, while the cuisine of the more rural areas will be limited to hometown meals of beef and chicken. Some Idaho specialties include things like Idaho Rainbow trout, Kokanee salmon, wild huckleberries, and of course the famous potatoes. A favorite of southern Idaho is also a condiment called "fry sauce" - a combination of ketchup and mayonnaise, while the north favors locally made "ranch sauce" with their fries. Northern Idaho and the college towns of the south are also big on coffee culture, with several roasting operations and local shops.

There are no international flights directly to or from Idaho. The nearest, serving the northern region of the state is Spokane International Airport in the state of Washington, about 20 miles (32 km) from the Idaho border.

Boise Airport is the largest in the state and serves southern Idaho. Flights to and from Boise are available from most major cities in the western United States, as well as Minneapolis and Chicago. Airlines serving Boise include Delta, Frontier, Horizon, Southwest, United, and US Airways.

Other airports include Idaho Falls Regional Airport in eastern Idaho (popular for tourists visiting Yellowstone) and Friedman Memorial Airport near Sun Valley in central Idaho.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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