8 days in Waterloo & Wyoming Itinerary

8 days in Waterloo & Wyoming Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

Make it your trip
— 1 night
Drive to The Eastern Iowa Airport, Fly to Jackson Hole Airport, Drive to Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Jackson Hole Airport, Fly to Cedar Rapids



— 1 night
Waterloo is a city in and the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Cedar Rock State Park (Lowell Walter Residence), then explore the landscape on two wheels at Cedar Valley Nature Trail, and then cool off at Lost Island Water Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum and then see the interesting displays at Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Waterloo online tour itinerary planner.

Cedar Rapids to Waterloo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. July in Waterloo sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F at night. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Waterloo

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park journey builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Waterloo to Yellowstone National Park. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Waterloo in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
On the 12th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Wyoming travel guide

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.