10 days in Colorado, Wyoming & Idaho Itinerary

10 days in Colorado, Wyoming & Idaho Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Boise
— 2 nights
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Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): stop by Historic Olde Town Arvada, then trek along Mount Falcon Castle Trail, and then tee off at Fossil Trace Golf Club.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Denver holiday planning tool.

Tampa to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Tampa in November, with highs in Denver at 54°F and lows at 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Golf

Side Trips

Estes Park

— 2 nights
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock and then explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan. On your second day here, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Estes Park Guided Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and then sample the fine beverages at Dancing Pines Distillery.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Estes Park road trip website.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Estes Park are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Estes Park

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Jackson Hole

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): tee off at Teton Pines Country Club.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jackson Hole trip website.

Traveling by flight from Estes Park to Jackson Hole takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Estes Park in November, with highs in Jackson Hole at 39°F and lows at 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Golf · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 28th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Fort Yellowstone Historic District. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Lone Star Geyser and then take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park road trip tool.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in November; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 33°F and lows reach 12°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Boise.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Nature · Parks

Boise

— 2 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hulls Gulch Nature Trail and then awaken your taste buds at Winery Seekers Wine Tours. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, stroll through Ridge to River Trail System, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Payette Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Boise online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Boise takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November: high temperatures in Boise hover around 49°F and lows are around 32°F. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Idaho travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.