11 days in Wyoming, Montana & Utah Itinerary

11 days in Wyoming, Montana & Utah Itinerary

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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Big Sky
— 1 night
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
— 1 night


Jackson Hole — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stroll through Teton Raptor Center, then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and then cast your line with Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Jackson Hole road trip planning app.

Charlotte to Jackson Hole is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Charlotte to Jackson Hole due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in July, expect nights in Jackson Hole to be much colder, around 44°F, while days are little chillier, around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.
Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours
Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park — 3 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, admire the sheer force of Fairy Falls, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Big Sky.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Big Sky — 1 night

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): hike along Ousel Falls Trail, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Big Sky trip builder site.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Big Sky in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Big Sky are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Zion National Park.
Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Zion National Park — 3 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Angel's Landing and take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zion National Park travel route planner.

Getting from Big Sky to Zion National Park by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Big Sky in July; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 94°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Moab.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Moab — 1 night

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Moab trip maker.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Moab takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Moab, with lows of 67°F. On the 1st (Mon), you're off to home.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Wyoming travel guide

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.

Montana travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Utah travel guide

Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
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.