9 days in Wyoming Itinerary

9 days in Wyoming Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wyoming planner

Make it your trip
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Cody
— 1 night
Drive
4
Thermopolis
— 1 night
Drive
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Cheyenne
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Sacred Heart, contemplate the waterfront views at Jackson Lake, explore the wealth of natural beauty at String Lake, then cruise along Teton Park Road, and finally explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planner.

Peoria to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Peoria to Grand Teton National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Peoria, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Black Sand Basin, contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mystic Falls Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the geological forces at Mud Volcano, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, and finally admire the sheer force of Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park tour planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum, get engrossed in the history at Plains Indian Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at Cody Firearms Experience, LLC, and finally learn more about the world around you at Draper Natural History Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cody trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Cody in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect Cody to be a bit warmer, temps between 79°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Thermopolis.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Fun & Games

Thermopolis

— 1 night
Thermopolis is the largest town in, and the county seat of Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States. On the 6th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Hot Springs State Park, take in the natural beauty of The Star Plunge, then get curious at Wyoming Dinosaur Center, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Legend Rock Petroglyph Site.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Thermopolis travel route planner.

Drive from Cody to Thermopolis in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in August, you will find days in Thermopolis are little chillier (72°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Thermopolis

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Museums

Cheyenne

— 2 nights
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vedauwoo, then delve into the lush surroundings at Medicine Bow National Forest, then contemplate the long history of Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, and finally hike along Laramie River Greenbelt Trail. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Cheyenne Depot Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Cheyenne Big Boots, and then get engrossed in the history at Wyoming State Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cheyenne trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Thermopolis to Cheyenne by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Thermopolis, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cheyenne, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
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.