10 days in Wyoming, Utah & Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Wyoming, Utah & Colorado Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aspen
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Attractions like Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Loop Road and Firehole Canyon Drive. And it doesn't end there: trot along with Yellowstone Wilderness Outfitters, trek along Monument Geyser Basin, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bunsen Peak, and head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park travel planning website.

Minneapolis to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Yellowstone National Park. While traveling from Minneapolis, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Grand Teton National Park

Mountains of the Imagination

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 9th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 10th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Moab Jett, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Fiend, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Moab day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to Moab in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, with highs in Moab at 84°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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Aspen

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): cruise along Independence Pass and then hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Aspen trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Moab to Aspen by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Moab in September; daily highs in Aspen reach 72°F and lows reach 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Trails

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
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.

Utah travel guide

4.7
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
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.