9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Fly:  9​h
1
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cody
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
5
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Louisville

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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.
For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole trip itinerary planner

Louisville to Jackson Hole is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Louisville to Jackson Hole due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Louisville in June, you will find days in Jackson Hole are slightly colder (72°F), and nights are cooler (39°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Shopping Museums
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Mangelsen Images of Nature ©
Mangelsen Images of Nature

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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 11th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Oxbow Bend Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, and then hike along Jenny Lake Trail.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park trip maker

Getting from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Artist Point and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning tool

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Yellowstone National Park can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Biscuit Basin ©
Biscuit Basin
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

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nights
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.
On the 15th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, then see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Research, then examine the collection at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Plains Indian.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cody trip planner

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Cody in 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: high temperatures in Cody hover around 73°F and lows are around 50°F. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums

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Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
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Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum

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nights
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
On the 17th (Sun), stroll through Notch Trail and then trek along Door Trail. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Prairie Homestead.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Badlands National Park trip itinerary planning app

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cody to Badlands National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cody to Badlands National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Philip
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Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead

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