11 days in Denver, Cheyenne & Jackson Hole Itinerary

11 days in Denver, Cheyenne & Jackson Hole Itinerary

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11 days in Denver, Cheyenne & Jackson Hole Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
Fly + foot + train:  6​h
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cheyenne
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
3
Jackson Hole
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Washington DC

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Roxborough State Park and Lookout Mountain. Escape the urban bustle at St Mary's Glacier and Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. There's more to do: glide through natural beauty at Cherry Creek State Park and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Denver online vacation planner .

Washington DC to Denver is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Denver. Traveling from Washington DC in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Denver, with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Denver

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lookout Mountain, Cherry Creek State Park, Roxborough State Park, St Mary's Glacier, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
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Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
St Mary's Glacier ©
St Mary's Glacier
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park

2
nights
Cheyenne

Cheyenne ©
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Curt Gowdy State Park and then take in the awesome beauty at Vedauwoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): head outdoors with Lincoln Highway, get engrossed in the history at Wyoming State Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, and finally browse the collection at Laramie County Public Library.

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Getting from Denver to Cheyenne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. When traveling from Denver in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cheyenne: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Cheyenne

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Vedauwoo
Highlights from your plan
Curt Gowdy State Park ©
Curt Gowdy State Park
Lincoln Highway ©
Lincoln Highway
Wyoming State Museum ©
Wyoming State Museum

6
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cascade Canyon Trail and Biscuit Basin. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fountain Paint Pot and Laurance Rockefeller Preserve. Take a break from Jackson Hole with a short trip to Grand Targhee Ski Resort in Alta, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Signal Mountain Summit Road, look for all kinds of wild species at Teton Raptor Center, take in the views from Snake River Bridge, and cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole attractions planning site .

Getting from Cheyenne to Jackson Hole by combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and taxi. In October, Jackson Hole is a bit cooler than Cheyenne - with highs of 55°F and lows of 28°F. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Moose, Grand Targhee Ski Resort
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Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
Grand Targhee Ski Resort ©
Grand Targhee Ski Resort

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