13 days in Wyoming Itinerary

13 days in Wyoming Itinerary

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13 days in Wyoming Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cody
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Houston

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Oxbow Bend Turnout, Grand Teton National Park and Inspiration Point. Step off the beaten path and head to Oxbow Bend and Signal Mountain Summit Road. Spend the 20th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's lots more to do: cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jenny Lake Trail, contemplate the long history of Mormon Row Historic District, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park trip planning app .

Houston to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Grand Teton National Park is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Jackson Hole
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Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend

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.
Family-friendly places like Firehole Canyon Drive and Lamar Valley will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Dragon's Mouth Springs and Biscuit Basin. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mud Volcano, hike along Artist Point, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planning site .

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Yellowstone National Park, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Mud Volcano ©
Mud Volcano

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Draper Natural History Museum and Cody Dug Up Gun Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Chief Joseph Hwy and Photography Tours. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum of the Plains Indian, get engrossed in the history at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, learn about winemaking at Buffalo Jump Winery, and delve into the lush surroundings at Shoshone National Forest.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cody holiday planning website .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Cody by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Cody: highs are around 84°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, Chief Joseph Hwy
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Photography Tours
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum

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