12 days in Wyoming & Durango Itinerary

12 days in Wyoming & Durango Itinerary

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12 days in Wyoming & Durango Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Cody
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Durango
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Old Trail Town.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Cody trip itinerary maker site .

Atlanta to Cody is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Cody is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Atlanta in May, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Cody: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Draper Natural History Museum ©
Draper Natural History Museum
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West

2
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 River Rafting & Tubing and Grand Loop Road. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online travel planner .

Getting from Cody to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cody in May; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 52°F and lows reach 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), hike along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail and then stroll through Teton Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Oxbow Bend Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, then make a trip to Chapel of the Sacred Heart, then appreciate the views at Leigh Lake, and finally explore the striking landscape of String Lake.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park trip maker .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Teton Pass
Highlights from your plan
Teton Pass ©
Teton Pass
String Lake ©
String Lake
Leigh Lake ©
Leigh Lake

3
nights
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Purgatory Resort and Honeyville. Get out of town with these interesting Durango side-trips: Ouray (Ouray Alchemist Museum & Perimeter Trail). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, explore and take pictures at The Terraces at James Ranch, and don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Durango trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Teton National Park to Durango in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Durango can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Ouray
Highlights from your plan
Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum
River Rafting & Tubing
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail

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