15 days in Wyoming & Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Wyoming & Colorado Itinerary

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15 days in Wyoming & Colorado Itinerary

Start: York
train + Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cody
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
4
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Cortez
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  23​h 15​min
End: York


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3
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 off the beaten path and head to Laurance Rockefeller Preserve and Jenny Lake Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Teton and Oxbow Bend Turnout, Grand Teton National Park. There's more to do: explore the activities along Jenny Lake and appreciate the views at Leigh Lake.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park road trip app .

York, UK to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from York to Grand Teton National Park is minus 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Jackson Hole
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Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Uncle Tom's Trail and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Get in touch with nature at Firehole Canyon Drive and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. There's more to do: take in the natural beauty of Norris Geyser Basin and look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park travel route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Yellowstone National Park sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Research, examine the collection at Museum of the Plains Indian, and then contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town.

Make your Cody itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Cody takes 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December, with highs in Cody at 1°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
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Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town

2
nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at San Juan Historical Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls, and then relax and rejuvenate at The Springs Resort & Spa. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pagosa Springs trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Cody to Pagosa Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Pagosa Springs, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cortez.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
San Juan Historical Museum ©
San Juan Historical Museum

2
nights
Cortez

Cortez ©
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Rio Grande Southern Railroad Museum., take an in-depth tour of Anasazi Heritage Center [museum] & Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, and then explore the striking landscape of Hovenweep National Monument. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Petroglyph Point Hike and then delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cortez trip maker tool .

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Cortez in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pagosa Springs in December: highs in Cortez hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cortez

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dolores, Mesa Verde National Park
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Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike

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