9 days in Yellowstone National Park & Cody Itinerary

9 days in Yellowstone National Park & Cody Itinerary

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9 days in Yellowstone National Park & Cody Itinerary

Start: Idaho Falls
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Cody
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Gardiner

5
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.
Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook, and identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park holiday builder .

Idaho Falls to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Idaho Falls in June, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 22°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town, admire the engineering at Buffalo Bill Dam, then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and finally admire the masterpieces at Whitney Gallery. On your second day here, examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Dead Indian Summit Overlook, and then cruise along Beartooth Highway.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cody trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Cody takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Cody: highs are around 28°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Beartooth Highway
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum

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