Flights to Idaho
Idaho is a US state, situated in the north west of the country it is one of the Rocky Mountains states and features spectacular scenery. One of the United States’ best known national parks is partly situated in Idaho, Yellowstone National Park, plus there are many national forests and the Craters of the Moon National Monument.
International flights to Idaho from South Africa are welcomed in the capital city, Boise (airport code BOI). Flights to Idaho from South Africa are indirect with two connections. Choose from airlines such as Virgin Atlantic Airways, Delta Air Lines, British Airways, American Airlines, and BMI, to fly to Idaho from Johannesburg. Flight routes differ according to the airlines but most fly via their home countries and one other city.
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The Tourist Attractions in Idaho:
Idaho, as a state, is not one which often comes to the forefront of tourists minds when thinking of the USA, but when you consider the number and range of attractions in Idaho you realise this state really does have a lot to offer!
Boise is the capital and the largest city of Idaho and is located in the west of the state near neighbouring Oregon. As with all state capital cities, Boise features the Idaho State Capitol Building. Like many other state capitols, this is a huge building with distinct white domed roof and Greek revival style architecture. Other places to see in Boise include Julia Davis Park which accommodates Zoo Boise, the Rose Garden, Idaho Black History Museum and Boise Art Museum.
The Old Idaho State Penitentiary is a fun and interesting place to visit as you get to see the old penitentiary and sit behind bars, and for something completely different visit the World center for Birds of Prey.
Idaho National Forests
To the east of Boise are several of Idaho’s national forests, though there are many others across the state too. Hiking, camping and boating, as well as enjoying the flora and fauna are the main attractions here.
Skiing in Idaho
With many mountain ranges passing through Idaho it’s not surprising that there are also many ski resorts. One of the most famous is Sun Valley, a large ski area, plus this is also a top summer destination too for white water rafting, fishing, hiking and more.
Craters of the Moon National Monument
The lunar landscapes of Craters of the Moon National Monument are unusual and scenic. A 7 miles (11km) long scenic road provides one of the best ways to see this area with stops along the way where various short walks take you to the best sites.
Yellowstone National Park
Although the majority of the park is actually within Wyoming, a small portion is situated in Idaho too. Probably the most famous Yellowstone feature, Old Faithful, is very easy to reach from Idaho, specifically from the city of Idaho Falls. Other attractions in Yellowstone include Mammoth Hot Springs, Petrified Forest and numerous waterfalls, geysers, springs and canyons.
When Should You Visit?:
Obviously if you want to ski in Idaho you’ll want to visit in the winter, from December to March though do check individual ski resorts as seasons can vary. Other than for winter sports, Idaho is best visited in the summer. There are variations across the state, but in Boise for example July is the hottest month with average highs in the low 30’s C.