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 5th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cody online 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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Cody due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Cody can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to 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 6th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then hike along Observation Point Trail, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

West Yellowstone — 1 night

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): stroll through Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Yellowstone, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the West Yellowstone trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in West Yellowstone are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at World Center For Birds of Prey and then contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Boise trip planner.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Boise by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from West Yellowstone in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Boise: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly 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.