16 days in Wyoming, Utah & Colorado Itinerary

16 days in Wyoming, Utah & Colorado Itinerary

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16 days in Wyoming, Utah & Colorado Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Cody
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Cortez
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Charlotte

3
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.
On the 7th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Buffalo Jump Winery. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, then examine the collection at Cody Firearms Research, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Plains Indian.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cody trip planning website .

Charlotte to Cody is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Charlotte in September, with highs in Cody at 71°F and lows at 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
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Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and Jenny Lake Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Teton and Oxbow Bend Turnout, Grand Teton National Park. Explore Grand Teton National Park's surroundings by going to Yellowstone National Park (Old Faithful & Upper Geyser Basin).

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Cody to Grand Teton National Park in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

3
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 13th (Thu), stroll through Observation Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Weeping Rock Trail and then take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Grand Teton National Park to Zion National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kanab, The Rock Stop
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Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway ©
Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway
Moqui Cave ©
Moqui Cave
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park ©
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

3
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Get in touch with nature at Wall Street and Sunset Point. Explore hidden gems such as Bryce Point and Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Red Canyon, get great views at Inspiration Point, and hike along Navajo Loop Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zion National Park in September: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 71°F and lows are around 40°F. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cortez.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Red Canyon
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Wall Street ©
Wall Street
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Cortez Cultural Center, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and then explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Hovenweep National Monument and then steep yourself in history at Bluff Fort Historic Site.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cortez trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Cortez in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cortez, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 44°F. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cortez

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Bluff Fort Historic Site, The Anasazi Heritage Center
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Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

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