8 days in Wyoming & Wilkesboro Itinerary

8 days in Wyoming & Wilkesboro Itinerary

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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 day
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Billings Logan International Airport, Fly to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Drive to Wilkesboro
— 2 nights
Drive to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City


Grand Teton National Park — 1 day

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 12th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park travel planner.

New York City to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.
Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Yellowstone National Park — 4 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, and look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yellowstone National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in May; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 53°F and lows reach 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Powell.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Powell — 1 night

Powell is a city in Park County, Wyoming, United States. To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Powell route website.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Powell in 3.5 hours. In May, Powell is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 62°F and lows of 42°F. On the 17th (Mon), you're off to Wilkesboro.
Museums · Shopping

Wilkesboro — 2 nights

Wilkesboro is a town in and the county seat of Wilkes County, North Carolina. On the 18th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ashe County History, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Jefferson State Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Stone Mountain State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Wilkes Heritage Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area, and then get engrossed in the history at Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center's Lucas Mansion Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Wilkesboro trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Powell to Wilkesboro. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Powell to Wilkesboro. Traveling from Powell in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Wilkesboro: highs are around 76°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Nature · Museums · Parks
Side Trips

Wyoming travel guide

Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
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.