15 days in Grand Teton, Wyoming & Northwest Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Grand Teton, Wyoming & Northwest Colorado Itinerary

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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Cody
— 1 night
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Devils Tower
— 1 night
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Aspen
— 4 nights
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Grand Teton National Park

— 3 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
Spend the 14th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's lots more to do: cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, go for a walk through Potholes Turnout, explore the stunning scenery at Cascade Canyon, and hike along Cascade Canyon Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park travel itinerary planner.

Cincinnati to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Cincinnati in August, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be cooler, around 43°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hayden Valley, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Cody

— 1 night

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West and then examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cody online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Cody by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, Cody is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 79°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Cody

Museums

Devils Tower

— 1 night
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument and then go for a walk through Tower Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Devils Tower online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cody to Devils Tower in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Aspen.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature · Parks

Aspen

— 4 nights

Rocky Mountain High

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aspen: Glenwood Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & Hanging Lake Trail). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, gain insight at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Aspen trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Devils Tower to Aspen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Aspen when traveling from Devils Tower in August, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Wyoming travel guide

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Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.