8 days in Bellingham, Yellowstone National Park & Cody Itinerary

8 days in Bellingham, Yellowstone National Park & Cody Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Bellingham
— 1 night
Shuttle to Seattle, Fly to Jackson
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cody
— 3 nights
Bus to Billings, MT, Fly to Seattle

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Bellingham

— 1 night

City of Subdued Excitement

Perched at the northern end of Washington's Pacific coast, the mid-sized city of Bellingham serves as an important stopover on the road between Seattle and Vancouver.
On the 12th (Sat), take a memorable drive along Chuckanut Drive and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Seattle to Bellingham is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Bellingham when traveling from Seattle in September, with lows around 50°F. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Bellingham

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Artists Paintpots and Gibbon Falls. Kids will appreciate attractions like Firehole Lake Drive and Firehole River. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Lone Star Geyser, contemplate the waterfront views at Mallard Lake, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, and stroll through Ice Lake Trail.

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You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Bellingham to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Bellingham to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bellingham in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Cody

— 3 nights

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cody Firearms Museum and Plains Indian Museum. Appreciate the collections at Draper Natural History Museum and Cody Dug Up Gun Museum. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Buffalo Bill State Park, stroll through Paul Stock Nature Trail, stop by Cowtown Candy Company, and take a peaceful walk through Shoshone National Forest.

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Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Cody takes 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 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife