17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Denver
Denver
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
Thermopolis
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Cody
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Denver

3
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Denver

Denver
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Denver Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Union Station, Denver, CO, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and look for gifts at Tattered Cover Book Store.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver tour itinerary maker site .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Denver International Airport and City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Thermopolis.

Things to do in Denver

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River Rafting & Tubing
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Denver Zoo
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
River Rafting & Tubing

1
day
Thermopolis

Thermopolis
Thermopolis is the largest town in, and the county seat of Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of The Star Plunge.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Thermopolis trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Denver to Thermopolis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Denver in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Thermopolis, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cody.

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Theme Parks Parks Nature

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Shoshone National Forest, then see human ingenuity at work at Buffalo Bill Dam, and then steep yourself in history at Old Trail Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, then see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Research, and then see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cody visit planner.

Drive from Thermopolis to Cody in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Thermopolis in August, expect nights in Cody to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

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Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town
Buffalo Bill Dam ©
Buffalo Bill Dam

5
days
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.
Family-friendly places like Lamar Valley and Grand Loop Road will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in panoramic vistas at Observation Point Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online trip planner .

Drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cody in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 25°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

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Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road

2
days
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Jenny Lake Trail, take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then contemplate the long history of Mormon Row Historic District.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park trip tool .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, don't miss a visit to Town Square, and then identify plant and animal life at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Jenny Lake, then explore and take pictures at Jackson Hole Rodeo, and then make a trip to Jackson Hole Shootout.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Jackson Hole by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
Jackson Hole Rodeo ©
Jackson Hole Rodeo
National Museum of Wildlife Art
National Museum of Wildlife Art

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