8 days in Wyoming & Montana Itinerary

8 days in Wyoming & Montana Itinerary

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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
— 2 nights


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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): hike along Jenny Lake Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Inspiration Point, and then cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Taggart Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart.

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Charlotte to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Charlotte in June, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be colder, around 39°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, stroll through Observation Point Trail, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and then get impressive views of Mud Volcano.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park route maker.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. In June, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 66°F and lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

West Yellowstone

— 2 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 17th (Thu), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

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You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone in 1.5 hours. June in West Yellowstone sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks


— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Old Trail Town, look for gifts at Cowtown Candy Company, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and then see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum.

To see maps and more tourist information, refer to the Cody trip planner.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Cody by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from West Yellowstone in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Cody: highs are around 75°F and lows about 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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.

Montana travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.