8 days in Wyoming, Montana & Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Wyoming, Montana & Colorado Itinerary

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Jackson Hole
— 1 day
2
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
4
Estes Park
— 1 night
5
Denver
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, thenmake a trip to Town Square, thenget a dose of the wild on Ana's Grand Excursions, and finally get interesting insight from Dave Hansen Whitewater and Scenic River Trips.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole travel planner.

Knoxville to Jackson Hole is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Knoxville to Jackson Hole due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Knoxville in August, plan for little chillier days in Jackson Hole, with highs around °F, while nights are colder with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Town Square ©
Town Square

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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): whizz through the canopy at Yellowstone Aerial Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to West Yellowstone takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect slightly colder evenings in West Yellowstone when traveling from Jackson Hole in August, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get in touch with nature at Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape at Golden Gate Canyon, look for all kinds of wild species at Beryl Spring, and contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip maker.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from West Yellowstone in August, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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night
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 13th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thensee exotic creatures in open habitats at Estes Park Guided Tours, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Estes Park road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Estes Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August; daily highs in Estes Park reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Tours Outdoors Spas
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Estes Park Guided Tours ©
Estes Park Guided Tours
Spas

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nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 14th (Fri), see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, thenrelax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall. On the next day, get the adrenaline pumping with Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience and then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping Museums Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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