12 days in Colorado & Wyoming Itinerary

12 days in Colorado & Wyoming Itinerary

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Start: Tampa
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Tampa

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 21st (Tue), hit the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, thenpush the limits with an extreme tour, and then admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Yampa River Core Trail, get your bearings at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Steamboat Springs online day trip planner.

Tampa to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Tampa, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Steamboat Springs, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
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 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Crater Lake Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, thenhike along Grottos Trail, and then hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Aspen day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Aspen sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Crater Lake Trail ©
Crater Lake Trail
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Grottos Trail ©
Grottos Trail

3
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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.
Visiting Grand Teton and Inspiration Point will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Jenny Lake Trail and 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Signal Mountain Summit Road, trek along Taggart Lake, stroll through Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, and explore the striking landscape of String Lake.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Aspen to Grand Teton National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Grand Teton National Park when traveling from Aspen in July, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
String Lake ©
String Lake

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at West Thumb Geyser Basin and Firehole Lake Drive. Get outdoors at Old Faithful and Artists’ Paintpots. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades, and delve into the lush surroundings at Petrified Tree.

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Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 39°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Castle Geyser ©
Castle Geyser
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

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