8 days in Estes Park, Cody & Jackson Hole Itinerary

8 days in Estes Park, Cody & Jackson Hole Itinerary

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8 days in Estes Park, Cody & Jackson Hole Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Cody
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Estes Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): look for gifts at Purple Mountain Taffy Company. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Estes Park Ride-A-Kart & Cascade Creek Mini-Golf and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Estes Park trip planner .

Detroit to Estes Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Detroit to Estes Park. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in June: highs in Estes Park hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Cody.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Horseback Riding Tours
Purple Mountain Taffy Company ©
Purple Mountain Taffy Company
Mountain Blown Glass ©
Mountain Blown Glass

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, then examine the collection at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, then see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum, and finally get your game on at Cody Firearms Experience, LLC.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cody trip planner .

Fly from Estes Park to Cody in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Estes Park in July, expect nights in Cody to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are slightly colder, around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Fun & Games
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Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Cody Firearms Experience, LLC ©
Cody Firearms Experience, LLC
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum

4
nights
Jackson Hole

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Geyser and Wyoming Stargazing. Venture out of the city with trips to Yellowstone National Park (Grand Prismatic Spring & Old Faithful) and Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Museum of Wildlife Art, make a trip to Town Square, and shop like a local with Mangelsen Images of Nature.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole road trip tool .

Getting from Cody to Jackson Hole by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in July, Jackson Hole is a bit cooler at night with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Geyser ©
Grand Geyser
Wyoming Stargazing ©
Wyoming Stargazing

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