16 days in Yellowstone National Park & Cody Itinerary

16 days in Yellowstone National Park & Cody Itinerary

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16 days in Yellowstone National Park & Cody Itinerary

Start: Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 12 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Cody
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Yellowstone National Park

12
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.
Popular historic sites such as S Rim Trail and Chapel of the Transfiguration are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Gibbon Falls and Artists’ Paintpots. Venture out of the city with trips to Moran (Oxbow Bend & Jenny Lake) and Big Sky (Ousel Falls Trail & River Rafting & Tubing). On the 16th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. There's still lots to do: trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Inspiration Point, explore the activities along Firehole River, and take in the natural beauty of Fountain Paint Pot.

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In July, daytime highs in Yellowstone National Park are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Ousel Falls Trail
Highlights from your plan
S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

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 19th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, learn more about the world around you at Draper Natural History Museum, then stop by Cowtown Candy Company, then do a tasting at Buffalo Jump Winery, LLC, and finally admire the masterpieces at Whitney Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at The Buffalo Bill Reservoir, admire the majestic nature at Buffalo Bill State Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Old West Miniature Village and Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cody trip site .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Cody takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Cody reach 83°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Draper Natural History Museum ©
Draper Natural History Museum
The Buffalo Bill Reservoir ©
The Buffalo Bill Reservoir

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