8 days in Wyoming Itinerary

8 days in Wyoming Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wyoming sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
— 1 night
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights



— 1 night

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.
On the 17th (Thu), examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town, then get your game on at Cody Firearms Experience, LLC, then admire the engineering at Buffalo Bill Dam, and finally look for gifts at Cowtown Candy Company.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cody trip site.

New York City to Cody is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Cody to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin, trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Cody to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. In September, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Cody - with highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Grand Teton National Park

— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, then identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton, and then trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Jackson Lake, delve into the lush surroundings at Bridger Teton National Forest, and then explore and take pictures at Signal Mountain Summit Road.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park road trip site.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side 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.