15 days in Montana, Colorado & Wyoming Itinerary

15 days in Montana, Colorado & Wyoming Itinerary

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15 days in Montana, Colorado & Wyoming Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + taxi:  16​h
1
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Estes Park
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Cody
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Keep things going the next day: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, stop by The Polebridge Mercantile, and then look for gifts at Home Ranch Bottoms.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park day trip planner.

London, UK to Glacier National Park is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 25°F in Glacier National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Polebridge
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Home Ranch Bottoms ©
Home Ranch Bottoms

1
night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park day trip website .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Glacier National Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. While traveling from Glacier National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

2
nights
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. On the 7th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perimeter Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Ouray County Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ouray road trip planner.

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Ouray in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Mesa Verde National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ouray, ranging from highs of 44°F to lows of 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall ©
Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Ouray County Museum ©
Ouray County Museum

1
night
Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Estes Park road trip tool .

You can do a combination of car, flight, bus, and taxi from Ouray to Estes Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Ouray in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Estes Park: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Cody.

Things to do in Estes Park

Spas Museums
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Spas & Wellness

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cody road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Estes Park to Cody takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Estes Park in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cody: temperatures range from 49°F by day to 28°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): trek along Artist Point and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, and then explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. In March, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Cody - with highs of 36°F and lows of 10°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
Biscuit Basin ©
Biscuit Basin

2
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.
Visiting Inspiration Point and 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Chapel of the Transfiguration and Mormon Row Historic District. Spend the 14th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jenny Lake Trail and explore the activities along Jenny Lake.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°F in Grand Teton National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Jenny Lake
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake ©
Jenny Lake
Mormon Row Historic District ©
Mormon Row Historic District

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