15 days in North Carolina & Wyoming Itinerary

15 days in North Carolina & Wyoming Itinerary

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15 days in North Carolina & Wyoming Itinerary

Start: Asheville
Asheville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Highlands
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Cody
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Asheville

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Biltmore Estate, stop by Kress Emporium, and then take a memorable drive along Blueridge Parkway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Asheville online road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Asheville. October in Asheville sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Highlands.

Things to do in Asheville

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Blueridge Parkway, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
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Biltmore Estate ©
Biltmore Estate
Food Tours

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Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteside Mountain, then admire the sheer force of Dry Falls, and then take in the exciting artwork at The Bascom.

Before you visit Highlands, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Asheville to Highlands in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In October in Highlands, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Highlands

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

Side Trip

Whiteside Mountain
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Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Whiteside Mountain ©
Whiteside Mountain

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Spend the 23rd (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, take in the pleasant sights at Cunningham Cabin, make a trip to Town Square, and take in breathtaking views at Death Canyon.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Jackson Hole trip planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Highlands to Jackson Hole in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Highlands in October, with highs in Jackson Hole at 55°F and lows at 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Cascade Canyon ©
Cascade Canyon

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2 hours. While traveling from Jackson Hole, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Old Trail Town, enjoy some diversion at Cody Firearms Experience, LLC, then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and finally examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read our Cody trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Cody takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, things will get a bit warmer in Cody: highs are around 57°F and lows about 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Cody

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games
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Cody Firearms Experience, LLC ©
Cody Firearms Experience, LLC
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town

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Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, then take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial, and then visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Island Farm, then take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier, and then enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kill Devil Hills road trip planning website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Cody to Kill Devil Hills in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cody to Kill Devil Hills is 2 hours. While traveling from Cody, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Kill Devil Hills, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Nags Head, Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, Island Farm
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

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