14 days in San Jose, Cody & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

14 days in San Jose, Cody & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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14 days in San Jose, Cody & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
San Jose
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Cody
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  11 h
End: New York City

4
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Do your shopping at The Stanford Shopping Center and Santana Row. Attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Point Reyes Seashore National Park make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting San Jose side-trips: Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard (in Pacific Grove), Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail (in Monterey) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read San Jose travel itinerary creator.

New York City to San Jose is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Jose is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Jose when traveling from New York City in June, with lows around 56°F. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cody.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Stanford Shopping Center, Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail
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Santana Row ©
Santana Row
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©

5
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.
Head to Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery and Wayne's Boot Shopfor plenty of shopping. Step off the beaten path and head to Cody Dug Up Gun Museum and Buffalo Bill Dam. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cody: Red Lodge (Wild Bill Lake & Montana Candy Emporium). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town, take an in-depth tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, see the interesting displays at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and learn more about the world around you at Draper Natural History Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cody itinerary builder.

You can fly from San Jose to Cody in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Jose to Cody due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Jose in June: high temperatures in Cody hover around 73°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Red Lodge, Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
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Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum

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.
Step out of the city life by going to S Rim Trail and West Thumb Geyser Basin. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Biscuit Basin and Mud Volcano. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, hike along Artist Point, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park vacation trip planner.

Drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in June, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 34°F. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail

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