15 days in Denver, Yellowstone National Park & Grand Teton National Park Itinerary

15 days in Denver, Yellowstone National Park & Grand Teton National Park Itinerary

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15 days in Denver, Yellowstone National Park & Grand Teton National Park Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Grand Teton National Park
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Buffalo

3
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Step out of the city life by going to St Mary's Glacier and Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like Boulder Creek Path and Evergreen Lake. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip builder site .

Buffalo to Denver is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Buffalo to Denver due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Buffalo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 60°F. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

St Mary's Glacier, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Evergreen Lake, Boulder Creek Path
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Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
St Mary's Glacier ©
St Mary's Glacier
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©

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.
Get in touch with nature at Lower Geyser Basin and West Thumb Geyser Basin. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Beartooth Hwy and Tower Fall. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road, trek along Artist Point, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Denver to Yellowstone National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Denver in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mormon Row Historic District and Chapel of the Transfiguration. Explore hidden gems such as Oxbow Bend Turnout, Grand Teton National Park and Oxbow Bend. Spend the 16th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Inspiration Point, explore the activities along Jackson Lake, hike along Jenny Lake Trail, and make a trip to Schwabacher Landing.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park online visit planner .

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 by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Jackson Hole
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend

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