9 days in Wyoming & Colorado Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 1 night
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights


Yellowstone National Park — 2 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.
When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately Grand Teton National Park away. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and stroll through Inspiration Point.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip builder website.

Oklahoma City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Oklahoma City in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Cody.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails
Side Trip

Cody — 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and then examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cody travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Cody takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, things will get a bit warmer in Cody: highs are around 75°F and lows about 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Durango.

Durango — 1 night

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Durango vacation builder tool.

You can fly from Cody to Durango in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cody in June, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Durango: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Buena Vista.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your trip

Buena Vista — 1 night

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 21st (Wed), see Off-Road Tours and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista tour builder app.

You can drive from Durango to Buena Vista in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and bus. While traveling from Durango, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Buena Vista, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Colorado Springs — 3 nights

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park & River Rafting & Tubing). The adventure continues: walk around Garden of the Gods, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs day trip site.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, Colorado Springs is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Side Trips

Wyoming travel guide

Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · Wildlife Areas
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.

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.