36 days in Casper, Thermopolis & Grand Teton National Park Itinerary

36 days in Casper, Thermopolis & Grand Teton National Park Itinerary

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Casper
— 10 nights
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Thermopolis
— 7 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 17 nights
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Casper

— 10 nights
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort Laramie National Historic Site and Tate Geological Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Casper: Buffalo (Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum & The Historic Occidental Hotel Museum), Rawlins (Wyoming Frontier Prison & Carbon County Museum) and Alcova (Martin's Cove & Independence Rock State Historic Site). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, take some stellar pictures from Hells Half Acre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Morad Park, and examine the collection at Werner Wildlife Museum.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Casper online trip itinerary builder.

Ancona, Italy to Casper is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Ancona to Casper due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ancona in August since evenings lows in Casper dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Thermopolis.

Things to do in Casper

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thermopolis

— 7 nights
Thermopolis is the largest town in, and the county seat of Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hot Springs State Park and The Star Plunge. Change things up with these side-trips from Thermopolis: Shell Falls (in Sheridan), Worland (Gooseberry Badlands Scenic Overlook & Trail & Washakie Museum & Cultural Center) and Greybull (Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite & Museum of Flight and Aerial Firefighting). There's much more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Wyoming Dinosaur Center, see the interesting displays at Meeteetse Museums, make a trip to Wind River Canyon, and stroll around Boysen State Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Thermopolis day trip app.

Drive from Casper to Thermopolis in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Casper in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Thermopolis, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Thermopolis

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park

— 17 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as West Thumb Geyser Basin and Mormon Row Historic District. Venture out of the city with trips to Yellowstone National Park (Lookout Point, Old Faithful, &more) and Shoshone National Forest (in Cody). Spend the 30th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Snake River, explore the wealth of natural beauty at String Lake, take some stellar pictures from Snake River Overlook, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Transfiguration.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Thermopolis to Grand Teton National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Thermopolis in August: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips