4 days in Wyoming, Montana & Idaho Itinerary

4 days in Wyoming, Montana & Idaho Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
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West Yellowstone
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Cody — 1 day

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.
On the 11th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cody trip planner.

Kansas City to Cody is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kansas City to Cody, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Cody sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone National Park — 1 night

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then trek along Observation Point Trail, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Cody to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cody in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

West Yellowstone — 1 night

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 13th (Sat), stroll through Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Yellowstone, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read West Yellowstone driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in West Yellowstone are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Boise.
Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Boise — 1 night

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 14th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at World Center For Birds of Prey and then contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Boise trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Boise takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in August: highs in Boise hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Wyoming travel guide

Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Montana travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Idaho travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.