29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Estes Park
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Cody
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Alta
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Salmon
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Denver online journey planner .

Sydney, Australia to Denver is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Sydney to Denver. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Denver at 7°C and lows at -8°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites
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Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hidden Valley Sledding and Tubing Hill and Vedauwoo. Get some cultural insight at Abbey of St. Walburga and Snowy Peaks Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park (Alluvial Fan & Holzwarth Historic Site), Chapel on the Rock (in Allenspark) and Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Backbone Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wild Basin Area, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Estes Park trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Estes Park are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Deadwood.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Abbey of St. Walburga, Winter Park Resort, Swetsville Zoo, Vedauwoo
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Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan

5
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cody Firearms Museum and Photography Tours. Kirwin Ghost Town and Old Trail Town will appeal to history buffs. When in Cody, make a side trip to see Legend Rock Petroglyph Site in Thermopolis, approximately 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, admire the sheer force of The Buffalo Bill Reservoir, do a tasting at Buffalo Jump Winery, LLC, and explore and take pictures at Bear Tooth Pass Hwy.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cody trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Estes Park to Cody takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Estes Park 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 up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Wyoming, Kirwin Ghost Town, Legend Rock Petroglyph Site
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Photography Tours
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum
Draper Natural History Museum ©
Draper Natural History Museum

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Uncle Tom's Trail and Grand Loop Road. Visiting Firehole Canyon Drive and Midway Geyser Basin will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, trek along Artist Point, get impressive views of Mud Volcano, and identify plant and animal life at Gibbon Falls.

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Getting from Cody to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in December, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around -5°C and lows about -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
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.
On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve and then fly down the slopes at Four Seasons Resort.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Jackson Hole route planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Jackson Hole can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Alta.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art

2
nights
Alta

Alta ©
Alta is a census-designated place (CDP) in Teton County, Wyoming, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Targhee Ski Resort and Grand Teton Distillery. Explore Alta's surroundings by going to Moose (Chapel of the Sacred Heart & Snake River Overlook) and Grand Teton Brewing Company (in Victor). Spend the 6th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Mormon Row Historic District.

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Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Alta takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Alta are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salmon.

Things to do in Alta

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton Brewing Company, Grand Teton Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Grand Targhee Ski Resort ©
Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Mormon Row Historic District ©
Mormon Row Historic District

4
nights
Salmon

Salmon ©
Salmon is a city in Lemhi County, Idaho, United States. Get some cultural insight at Bannack State Park and Big Hole National Battlefield. Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Salmon River Scenic Byway. Change things up with these side-trips from Salmon: Dillon (The Bookstore & Dillon Visitor Center), Challis Hot Springs (in Challis) and Chief Joseph Cross Country Ski Trail (in Sula). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural and Education Center and examine the collection at Lemhi Historical Museum.

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Drive from Alta to Salmon in 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Salmon are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salmon

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Dillon, Challis Hot Springs, Chief Joseph Cross Country Ski Trail, Big Hole National Battlefield
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Bannack State Park ©
Bannack State Park
Big Hole National Battlefield ©
Big Hole National Battlefield
River Rafting & Tubing

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