56 days in Wyoming Itinerary

56 days in Wyoming Itinerary

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56 days in Wyoming Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Grand Teton National Park
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 16 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cody
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Thermopolis
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Casper
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Buffalo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Devils Tower
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Laramie
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Austin

10
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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.
Grand Teton National Park is known for wildlife, scenic drive, nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jenny Lake Trail, explore the activities along Jackson Lake, and hike along Cascade Canyon Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park road trip planner .

Austin to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Austin in August: high temperatures in Grand Teton National Park hover around 78°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

16
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Washburn, take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, and explore the striking landscape of Yellowstone National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. In August, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 70°F and lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

8
nights
Cody

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kirwin Ghost Town (in Meeteetse) and Lovell (Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center & Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum, take a peaceful walk through Teton National Forest, and learn more about the world around you at Draper Natural History Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cody holiday planning app .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Cody in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect Cody to be somewhat warmer, temps between 70°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thermopolis.

Things to do in Cody

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Wyoming, Lovell, Kirwin Ghost Town, Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Cody Firearms Experience, LLC ©
Cody Firearms Experience, LLC
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©

3
nights
Thermopolis

Thermopolis ©
Thermopolis is the largest town in, and the county seat of Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States. Step out of Thermopolis to go to Worland and see Gooseberry Badlands Scenic Overlook & Trail, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: engage your brain at Wyoming Dinosaur Center, take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs State Park, cool off at The Star Plunge, and get to know the fascinating history of Legend Rock Petroglyph Site.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Thermopolis tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Cody to Thermopolis by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in September, you will find days in Thermopolis are slightly colder (61°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Casper.

Things to do in Thermopolis

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Buffalo Bill National Scenic Byway, Gooseberry Badlands Scenic Overlook & Trail
Highlights from your plan
Hot Springs State Park ©
Hot Springs State Park
Wyoming Dinosaur Center ©
Wyoming Dinosaur Center
Legend Rock Petroglyph Site ©
Legend Rock Petroglyph Site

5
nights
Casper

Casper ©
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Casper side-trips: Fort Laramie National Historic Site (in Fort Laramie), Oregon Trail Ruts (in Guernsey) and Douglas (Pioneer Memorial Museum & Ayres Natural Bridge). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, hike along Platte River Trails, admire the sheer force of Garden Creek Falls, and see the interesting displays at The Bishop House.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Casper holiday tool .

You can drive from Thermopolis to Casper in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Thermopolis in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Casper, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Casper

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Douglas, Backwards Distilling Company, Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Oregon Trail Ruts
Highlights from your plan
Fort Laramie National Historic Site ©
Oregon Trail Ruts ©
Oregon Trail Ruts

4
nights
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
Buffalo is a city in Johnson County, Wyoming, United States. Explore Buffalo's surroundings by going to Fetterman Battlefield Monument (in Banner), Sheridan (Bighorn National Forest, Trail End State Historic Site, & more) and Hoofprints of the Past Museum (in Kaycee). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at US Highway 16, examine the collection at The Historic Occidental Hotel Museum, wander the wide-open spaces of Durham Ranch, and get engrossed in the history at Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Buffalo online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Casper to Buffalo by car takes about 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Buffalo

Museums Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sheridan, Hoofprints of the Past Museum, Durham Ranch, Fetterman Battlefield Monument
Highlights from your plan
The Historic Occidental Hotel Museum ©
Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum ©
Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum
Shell Falls ©
Shell Falls

3
nights
Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Devils Tower: West Texas Trail Museum (in Moorcroft), Sundance (Cement Ridge Lookout & Crook County Museum) and Gillette (Big Lost Meadery and Brewery & Rockpile Museum). There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Devils Tower National Monument, examine the collection at Hulett Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rogue's Gallery, and make a trip to Tower Trail.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Devils Tower trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Buffalo to Devils Tower takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Devils Tower can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Laramie.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Gillette, Sundance, Hulett, West Texas Trail Museum
Highlights from your plan
West Texas Trail Museum ©
West Texas Trail Museum
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Big Lost Meadery and Brewery ©
Big Lost Meadery and Brewery

6
nights
Laramie

Laramie ©
Laramie is a city and the county seat of Albany County, Wyoming, United States. Explore Laramie's surroundings by going to Centennial (Country Junction, Snowy Range Scenic Byway, & more), Cheyenne (The Wrangler, Wyoming State Museum, & more) and Laramie River Dude Ranch (in Jelm). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Medicine Bow National Forest, appreciate the history behind Ames Monument, take in the awesome beauty at Vedauwoo, and steep yourself in history at Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site.

Plan a trip to Laramie easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Devils Tower to Laramie in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Devils Tower in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 41°F in Laramie. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Laramie

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cheyenne, Centennial, Ames Monument, Laramie River Dude Ranch, Snowy Range Road
Highlights from your plan
Vedauwoo ©
Vedauwoo
Wyoming State Museum
Wyoming State Museum

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