22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cheyenne
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Cody
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Alta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Roxborough State Park and Winter Park Resort. Take a break from the city and head to Cherry Creek State Park and Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Denver is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Denver is minus 17 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Denver reach 7°C and lows reach -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Winter Park Resort, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Cherry Creek State Park, Roxborough State Park
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Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©

2
nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then hit the slopes at Hidden Valley Sledding and Tubing Hill, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Emerald Lake Trail, take a stroll through Downtown Estes Park, and then get all the information you need at Estes Park Visitor Center.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Estes Park trip planning website .

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Estes Park are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Downtown Estes Park ©
Downtown Estes Park
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©

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 23rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Historic Governors' Mansion, get engrossed in the history at Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Wyoming State Museum, make a trip to Cheyenne Big Boots, then see the interesting displays at Cheyenne Depot Museum, and finally browse the collection at Laramie County Public Library.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cheyenne trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Estes Park to Cheyenne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Traveling from Estes Park in December, you will find days in Cheyenne are a bit cooler (4°C), and nights are about the same (-9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Cody.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Wyoming State Museum ©
Wyoming State Museum
Cheyenne Depot Museum ©
Cheyenne Depot Museum
Historic Governors' Mansion ©
Historic Governors' Mansion

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Whitney Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beartooth Basin, then stop by Cowtown Candy Company, and finally see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Plains Indian, then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and finally examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum.

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Getting from Cheyenne to Cody by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Cheyenne in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cody: temperatures range from 1°C by day to -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
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Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Uncle Tom's Trail and Midway Geyser Basin. Explore hidden gems such as Firehole Canyon Drive and West Thumb Geyser Basin. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park day trip planning website .

You can drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in December, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between -5°C and -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Oxbow Bend and Jenny Lake. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laurance Rockefeller Preserve and Chapel of the Transfiguration. And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Antelope Flats, take in the awesome beauty at Rendezvous Mountain, take in the views from Snake River Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Antler Arches of Jackson.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole itinerary tool .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2 hours. December in Jackson Hole sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Alta.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
Rendezvous Mountain ©
Rendezvous Mountain
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend

2
nights
Alta

Alta ©
Alta is a census-designated place (CDP) in Teton County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jackson Lake Overlook, then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then hike along Jenny Lake Trail. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Grand Targhee Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Alta online visit planner .

Drive from Jackson Hole to Alta in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Alta

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Targhee Ski Resort ©
Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Jackson Lake Overlook ©
Jackson Lake Overlook

2
nights
West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the activities along Earthquake Lake, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then get your game on at Madison Avenue Old Time Photos. On your second day here, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Alta to West Yellowstone in 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Alta in January, with highs in West Yellowstone at -7°C and lows at -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake

2
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bridger Bowl. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Emerson Cultural Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, then contemplate the long history of Yellowstone Gateway Museum, and finally meet the residents at Montana Grizzly Encounter.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bozeman journey builder app .

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, Bozeman is a bit warmer than West Yellowstone - with highs of 0°C and lows of -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yellowstone Gateway Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bridger Bowl ©
Bridger Bowl
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman
Montana Grizzly Encounter ©
Montana Grizzly Encounter

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