16 days in Yellowstone National Park, Jackson Hole & Cody Itinerary

16 days in Yellowstone National Park, Jackson Hole & Cody Itinerary

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16 days in Yellowstone National Park, Jackson Hole & Cody Itinerary

Start: Yellowstone National Park
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Cody
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Yellowstone National Park

9
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Uncle Tom's Trail and Mud Volcano. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Firehole Canyon Drive and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Ashton to see Mesa Falls about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jenny Lake Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls.

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In September, daytime highs in Yellowstone National Park are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Jenny Lake Trail, Mesa Falls
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road

3
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. On your second day here, trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at String Lake, and then don't miss a visit to Oxbow Bend.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Jackson Hole itinerary planning website .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in Jackson Hole are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Chapel of the Transfiguration
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend
String Lake ©
String Lake

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 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Buffalo Jump Winery, LLC, then look for gifts at Cowtown Candy Company, then immerse yourself in nature at Buffalo Bill State Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cody road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Cody takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cody, with lows of 3°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cody

#Nature, #Parks, #Wineries

Side Trip

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
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Buffalo Bill State Park ©
Buffalo Bill State Park
The Buffalo Bill Reservoir ©
The Buffalo Bill Reservoir
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town

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