11 days in Cooke City, Cody & Denver Itinerary

11 days in Cooke City, Cody & Denver Itinerary

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11 days in Cooke City, Cody & Denver Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Cooke City
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Cody
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Denver
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Cooke City

Cooke City ©
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Family-friendly places like Mount Washburn and Lamar Valley will thrill your kids. Get some cultural insight at Beaver Ponds Loop Trail and Uncle Tom's Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cooke City: Yellowstone National Park (Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Artist Point, & more). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Cooke City General Store.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cooke City online trip itinerary builder .

New York City to Cooke City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Cooke City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for slightly colder days in Cooke City, with highs around 53°F, while nights are colder with lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Cody.

Things to do in Cooke City

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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Beaver Ponds Loop Trail ©
Beaver Ponds Loop Trail
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

1
night
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 24th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, then see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Plains Indian, then have some family-friendly fun at Cody Firearms Experience, LLC, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cody trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cooke City to Cody takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Cooke City in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Cody: highs are around 62°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
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Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum

4
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Denver Museum of Nature & Science and River Rafting & Tubing. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Denver Botanic Gardens and Molly Brown House Museum. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, contemplate the long history of Union Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and explore and take pictures at Coors Field.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Denver online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cody to Denver takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
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Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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