22 days in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming & Deadwood Itinerary

22 days in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming & Deadwood Itinerary

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22 days in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming & Deadwood Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Moose
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
2
Jackson Hole
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cody
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Thermopolis
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Laramie
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Cheyenne
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
8
Deadwood
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h
End: New York City

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Moose

Moose ©
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. On the 12th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, then look for all kinds of wild species at Blacktail Ponds Overlook, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration, and finally snap pictures at Snake River Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Moose trip planner .

New York City to Moose is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, you will find days in Moose are little chillier (72°F), and nights are much colder (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Moose

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration
Blacktail Ponds Overlook ©
Blacktail Ponds Overlook
Glacier View Turnout ©
Glacier View Turnout

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Oxbow Bend and Jackson Hole Rodeo. Visiting Rendezvous Mountain and Antelope Flats will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Signal Mountain Summit Road, hike along Jenny Lake Trail, experience rural life at T.A. Moulton Barn, and take in the awesome beauty at Jackson Lake Overlook.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Jackson Hole trip planner.

You can drive from Moose to Jackson Hole in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Jackson Hole are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Rendezvous Mountain ©
Rendezvous Mountain
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ousel Falls Trail and Grand Loop Road. Get outdoors at Biscuit Basin and Midway Geyser Basin. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Big Sky--about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Mud Volcano, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online travel route planner .

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in June; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Ousel Falls Trail
Highlights from your plan
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Mud Volcano ©
Mud Volcano

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Heart Mountain Interpretive Center and Cody Dug Up Gun Museum. Get some cultural insight at Museum of the Plains Indian and Cody Firearms Museum. The adventure continues: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take a peaceful walk through Shoshone National Forest, explore the landscape on two wheels at Paul Stock Nature Trail, and enjoy some diversion at Cody Firearms Experience, LLC.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cody vacation planning app .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Cody by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June; daily highs in Cody reach 75°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Thermopolis.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum

1
night
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 25th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Hot Springs County Museum, take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs State Park, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Wyoming Dinosaur Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Thermopolis online tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Cody to Thermopolis in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cody in June: highs in Thermopolis hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Laramie.

Things to do in Thermopolis

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hot Springs State Park ©
Hot Springs State Park
Wyoming Dinosaur Center ©
Wyoming Dinosaur Center
Hot Springs County Museum ©
Hot Springs County Museum

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day
Laramie

Laramie ©
Laramie is a city and the county seat of Albany County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vedauwoo, take a peaceful walk through Medicine Bow National Forest, and then steep yourself in history at Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Laramie road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Thermopolis to Laramie takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Thermopolis in June, expect nights in Laramie to be a bit cooler, around 44°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Laramie

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vedauwoo ©
Vedauwoo

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 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Historic Governors' Mansion, get engrossed in the history at Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, take an in-depth tour of Wyoming State Museum, appreciate the history behind Cheyenne Big Boots, then examine the collection at Cheyenne Depot Museum, and finally look for gifts at The Wrangler.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Cheyenne road trip planning tool .

Getting from Laramie to Cheyenne by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Laramie in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cheyenne, with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Deadwood.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum ©
Wyoming State Museum
Wyoming State Museum
Cheyenne Depot Museum ©
Cheyenne Depot Museum

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nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Attractions like D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Rushmore Tramway Adventures make great kid-friendly stops. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Adams House and Chapel in the Hills. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Deadwood: Badlands National Park (in Interior) and Rapid City (South Dakota Air and Space Museum, Storybook Island, & more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, enjoy some diversion at Deadwood Alive, and cruise along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Deadwood travel planning website .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi from Cheyenne to Deadwood in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cheyenne to Deadwood due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Deadwood are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Deadwood

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Rapid City, Spearfish, Badlands National Park, Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway ©
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway

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