15 days in Wyoming & Northeast Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Wyoming & Northeast Colorado Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Rapid City, Drive to Devils Tower
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Devils Tower
— 1 day
Drive
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Cody
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Durango
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 3 nights
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Devils Tower

— 1 day
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 20th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Wind Circles and then explore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Devils Tower online vacation builder.

New York City to Devils Tower is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, 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 New York City in May, expect Devils Tower to be a bit cooler, temps between 63°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 21st (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and then take an in-depth tour of Plains Indian Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cody trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Devils Tower to Cody takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. In May, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Cody - with highs of 53°F and lows of 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, then cruise along Teton Park Road, and then trek along Jenny Lake Trail.

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Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May; daily highs in Grand Teton National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Durango

— 2 nights
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 30th (Mon), make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then learn about winemaking at Four Leaves Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Earthen Vessel Gallery, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Durango attractions planner.

You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to Durango in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Durango: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wineries

Mesa Verde National Park

— 3 nights
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stroll through Nordenskiold #16 Trail, then explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Far View Sites, explore the ancient world of Long House, and then make a trip to Step House.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 38°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
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.