11 days in Montana, Wyoming & Colorado Springs Itinerary

11 days in Montana, Wyoming & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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11 days in Montana, Wyoming & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
1
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Moran
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cody
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h 30​min
5
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: San Francisco


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1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our West Yellowstone travel planner.

San Francisco to West Yellowstone is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to West Yellowstone due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 40°F in West Yellowstone. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake

5
nights
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.
Visiting S Rim Trail and Grand Prismatic Spring will get you outdoors. On the 19th (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, don't miss a visit to Artist Point, and stroll through Mystic Falls Trail.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Yellowstone National Park can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Moran.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
night
Moran

Moran ©
Moran is an unincorporated community in south central Teton County, Wyoming, United States, which serves as one of the principal fee collection entrances to Grand Teton National Park. On the 21st (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Moran travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Moran takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Moran, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Cody.

Things to do in Moran

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center and then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cody trip builder.

Drive from Moran to Cody in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Moran in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 58°F in Cody. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Cody

Museums

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

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): go for a walk through Pikes Peak and then play a few rounds at The Broadmoor Golf Courses. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Cody to Colorado Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Golf
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Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
The Broadmoor Golf Courses ©
The Broadmoor Golf Courses
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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