7 days in New Jersey, Midwest & Wyoming Itinerary

7 days in New Jersey, Midwest & Wyoming Itinerary

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Drive
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Cape May
— Few hours
Bus to Gate #2 Inside Ac Bus Terminal, Fly to Chicago Midway
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Chicago
— 1 night
Fly
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Branson
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Fly

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Cape May

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the galleries of World War II Lookout Tower, browse the exhibits of Cape May Lighthouse, and then browse the exhibits of Emlen Physick Estate.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cape May trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Cape May is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. Traveling from New York City in October, expect little chillier with lows of 52°F in Cape May. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Cape May

Museums · Historic Sites

1
night
Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chicago route maker website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cape May to Chicago takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October in Chicago, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

2
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Branson

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, then surround yourself with nature on Lost Canyon Nature Trail - Top of the Rock, and then stroll around Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Branson Zipline at Wolfe Mountain and then identify plant and animal life at National Tiger Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Branson travel route planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Branson in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Chicago, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Branson, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Branson

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Norris Geyser Basin, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip maker app.

Fly from Branson to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Branson to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Branson in October; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 47°F and lows reach 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

1
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Jackson Hole

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Jackson Hole trip planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
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.