9 days in Rapid City, Cody & Jackson Hole Itinerary

9 days in Rapid City, Cody & Jackson Hole Itinerary

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9 days in Rapid City, Cody & Jackson Hole Itinerary

Start: Osceola
Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Rapid City
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Cody
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
End: Jackson Hole

3
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Badlands National Park, Chapel in the Hills and Wind Cave National Park. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): examine the collection at Museum of Geology and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel in the Hills. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rapid City online trip itinerary builder .

Osceola to Rapid City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Osceola to Rapid City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Osceola in June, with highs in Rapid City at 78°F and lows at 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Tue) before leaving for Cody.

Things to do in Rapid City

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Wind Cave National Park
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Museum of Geology ©
Museum of Geology
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park

1
night
Cody

Cody ©
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.
You've now added Buffalo Bill Center of the West to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cody day trip website .

You can fly from Rapid City to Cody in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daily temperatures in Cody can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Cody

Museums
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Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West

4
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chapel of the Transfiguration and Chapel of the Sacred Heart. Visiting Cascade Canyon and Menor's Ferry Historical Trail will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Yellowstone National Park (Biscuit Basin, Castle Geyser, & more), Snake River Overlook (in Moose) and Grand Teton National Park (Inspiration Point, Mormon Row Historic District, & more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Teton Raptor Center, examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not!, shop like a local with Mangelsen Images of Nature, and take in the exciting artwork at Thal Glass Studio.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole route planner .

You can drive from Cody to Jackson Hole in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in July, Jackson Hole is a bit cooler at night with lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Biscuit Basin ©
Biscuit Basin
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend

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