18 days in Wyoming Itinerary

18 days in Wyoming Itinerary

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18 days in Wyoming Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + shuttle:  9​h
1
Cheyenne
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Devils Tower
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
3
Thermopolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cody
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Cheyenne

Cheyenne ©
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Historic Governors' Mansion and then get lost in a book at Laramie County Public Library.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cheyenne trip maker .

New York City to Cheyenne is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. 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 July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cheyenne, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vedauwoo
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Vedauwoo ©
Vedauwoo
Wyoming State Museum
Wyoming State Museum
Historic Governors' Mansion ©
Historic Governors' Mansion

1
day
Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Hulett Museum, then appreciate the history behind Wind Circles, then contemplate the geological forces at Devils Tower National Monument, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Tower Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Devils Tower driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cheyenne to Devils Tower takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Devils Tower are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Thermopolis.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Hulett Museum
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Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument

2
nights
Thermopolis

Thermopolis ©
Thermopolis is the largest town in, and the county seat of Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs State Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Legend Rock Petroglyph Site, and then don't miss a visit to Wind River Canyon. On your second day here, get curious at Wyoming Dinosaur Center and then witness a stunning natural landmark at The Star Plunge.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Thermopolis online trip maker .

Getting from Devils Tower to Thermopolis by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Devils Tower in July: highs in Thermopolis hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Cody.

Things to do in Thermopolis

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Hot Springs State Park ©
Hot Springs State Park
Wyoming Dinosaur Center ©
Wyoming Dinosaur Center
Legend Rock Petroglyph Site ©
Legend Rock Petroglyph Site

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Trail Town and Kirwin Ghost Town. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, get your game on at Cody Firearms Experience, LLC, learn more about the world around you at Draper Natural History Museum, and see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Cody trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Thermopolis to Cody takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Thermopolis in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cody: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, Kirwin Ghost Town
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Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town
Cody Firearms Experience, LLC ©
Cody Firearms Experience, LLC

6
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.
Get some historical perspective at Uncle Tom's Trail and Lone Star Geyser. On the 15th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, cruise along Grand Loop Road, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cody in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Chapel of the Transfiguration and Mormon Row Historic District. Bring the kids along to Jackson Hole Rodeo and Wyoming Stargazing. Change things up with these side-trips from Jackson Hole: Grand Teton National Park (Grand Teton & 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Town Square and contemplate the waterfront views at Jenny Lake.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jackson Hole driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Jackson Hole are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration
Mormon Row Historic District ©
Mormon Row Historic District

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