56 days in Wyoming, Colorado & Fredericksburg Itinerary

56 days in Wyoming, Colorado & Fredericksburg Itinerary

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Cody
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 6 nights
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Aspen
— 5 nights
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Gateway
— 1 night
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Cortez
— 2 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 11 nights
Drive to Killeen, Fly to Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs
— 6 nights
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Estes Park
— 5 nights
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Denver
— 8 nights
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Cody — 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thermopolis (Hot Springs County Museum, The Star Plunge, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, get engrossed in the history at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum, and stop by Wayne's Boot Shop.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cody road trip tool.

London, UK to Cody is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Cody. Traveling from London in April, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Cody. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.
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Museums · Tours · Transportation · Wildlife
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Yellowstone National Park — 8 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, admire all the interesting features of Lamar Valley, and contemplate the geological forces at Mud Volcano.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cody to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in April, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 6°C and -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Jackson Hole — 6 nights

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.
Explore Jackson Hole's surroundings by going to Grand Targhee Ski Resort (in Alta), Grand Teton National Park (Grand Teton & Cathedral Group) and Moose (Murie Centre, Teton Point Turnout, &more). Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, do a tasting at Jackson Hole Winery, capture your vacation like a pro with Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris, and explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Jackson Hole online route planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. In April, Jackson Hole is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 10°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Aspen.
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Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Aspen — 5 nights

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Change things up with these side-trips from Aspen: Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake Trail & Thermal Spas). On the 27th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, explore and take pictures at Independence Pass, pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen trip builder site.

You can fly from Jackson Hole to Aspen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Aspen sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gateway.
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Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature
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Gateway — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gateway day trip planning website.

You can drive from Aspen to Gateway in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Aspen in April, expect Gateway to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Cortez.
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Cortez — 2 nights

As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
On the 30th (Fri), get a new perspective on nature at The Anasazi Heritage Center, then delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, and then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Hovenweep National Monument and then explore the world behind art at Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cortez visit planner.

Traveling by car from Gateway to Cortez takes 3 hours. Traveling from Gateway in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cortez, with lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Fredericksburg — 11 nights

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fredericksburg: Great Escape of Central Texas (in Killeen), Worlds Largest Spur (in Lampasas) and Dana Peak Park (in Harker Heights). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, whizz through the canopy at Wimberley Zipline Adventures, don't miss a visit to Main Street, and admire the majestic nature at Pedernales Falls State Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg driving holiday planner.

Getting from Cortez to Fredericksburg by car takes about 14 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Cortez in May, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Fredericksburg: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.
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Parks · Wineries · Nature · Outdoors
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Colorado Springs — 6 nights

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor) and Cañon City (Colorado Jeep Tours, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Garden of the Gods, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, shake up your sightseeing with The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure, and cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Fredericksburg to Colorado Springs takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fredericksburg to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fredericksburg in May, expect Colorado Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Estes Park.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Theme Parks
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Estes Park — 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Estes Park: Devil's Backbone Trail (in Loveland), Horsetooth Mountain Open Space (in Fort Collins) and Bear Lake (in Rocky Mountain National Park). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Estes Park attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Estes Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Denver.
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Denver — 8 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Rabbit Hole Recreation Services - Escape Rooms (in Louisville), Boulder (Colorado Chautauqua: Park, Flatirons, &more) and Evergreen Wilderness Guides (in Evergreen). There's lots more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with The EDGE Ziplines & Adventures, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Denver travel planner.

Drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Wyoming travel guide

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Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
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.
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Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.
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