17 days in Kansas City, Wyoming & Keystone Itinerary

17 days in Kansas City, Wyoming & Keystone Itinerary

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Kansas City
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Cheyenne
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Thermopolis
— 1 night
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Cody
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
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Keystone
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Kansas City

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kansas City trip itinerary builder.

Peru to Kansas City is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Peru in July: high temperatures in Kansas City hover around 89°F and lows are around 72°F. You'll set off for Cheyenne on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Parks · Nightlife · Fun & Games

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Cheyenne

Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cheyenne road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Cheyenne takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Cheyenne. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kansas City in July, with highs in Cheyenne at 84°F and lows at 56°F. You will leave for Thermopolis on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Cheyenne

Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

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Thermopolis

Thermopolis is the largest town in, and the county seat of Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Legend Rock Petroglyph Site, then take in the natural beauty of TePee Pools and Spa, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at The Star Plunge. On the next day, stroll around Boysen State Park, stop by Storyteller, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hot Springs State Park.

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Traveling by car from Cheyenne to Thermopolis takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cheyenne in July, plan for slightly colder days in Thermopolis, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Thermopolis

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Spas

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Cody

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beartooth Hwy and Chief Joseph Hwy. Escape the urban bustle at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary and Off-Road Tours. Step out of Cody with an excursion to Cooke City Montana Museum in Cooke City--about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town, identify plant and animal life at Paul Stock Nature Trail, and get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cody trip maker site.

Getting from Thermopolis to Cody by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Thermopolis in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Cody, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, explore the striking landscape at Beryl Spring, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, and trek along Fountain Paint Pot.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning website.

You can drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cody in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

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Grand Teton National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group, take in the dramatic scenery at Hidden Falls, then trek along Hermitage Point, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Leigh Lake. On your second day here, explore the activities along Snake River, identify plant and animal life at Blacktail Ponds Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, take in the awesome beauty at Teton Point Turnout, then get great views at Snake River Overlook, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are a bit warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). On the 7th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Keystone.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Keystone

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 8th (Sat), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Big Thunder Gold Mine and then trek along Presidential Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Keystone trip planner.

Fly from Grand Teton National Park to Keystone in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Keystone, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Wyoming travel guide

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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.