11 days in Colorado & Wyoming Itinerary

11 days in Colorado & Wyoming Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Fly to Jackson, Bus to Jackson
— 3 nights
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights



— 2 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Denver Art Museum and Molly Brown House Museum. Appreciate the collections at Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House and Black American West Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Littleton (Roxborough State Park & Deer Creek Canyon Park). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through LoDo and see the interesting displays at MCA Denver.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Denver holiday planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Denver is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Denver, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Denver is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip


— 3 nights

Last of the Old West

The town of Jackson serves as a base for trips to the nearby Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, National Elk Refuge, and several ski resorts.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Teton and Barker-Ewing Whitewater. National Museum of Wildlife Art and Ripley's Believe It Or Not! are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jackson: Grand Teton National Park (Leigh Lake & Amphitheater Lake).

Plan my trip to Jackson with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Denver to Jackson takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Denver in August: high temperatures in Jackson hover around 30°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and Yellowstone Lake. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Fairy Falls, hike along Mystic Falls Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Point Trail, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Getting from Jackson to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In August, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Jackson - with highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Colorado travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

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.