9 days in Yellowstone National Park, Jackson Hole & Cody Itinerary

9 days in Yellowstone National Park, Jackson Hole & Cody Itinerary

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9 days in Yellowstone National Park, Jackson Hole & Cody Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Cody
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Tampa

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Grand Loop Road and Artists’ Paintpots. Visiting Midway Geyser Basin and Old Faithful will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and admire the sheer force of Lewis Falls.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning site .

Tampa to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Tampa in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Castle Geyser ©
Castle Geyser
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chapel of the Transfiguration and Mormon Row Historic District. Step out of the city life by going to Rendezvous Mountain and Oxbow Bend. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Canyon Trail, explore the striking landscape at Inspiration Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Teton Raptor Center, and take in the awesome beauty at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole attractions planner .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cody.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Rendezvous Mountain ©
Rendezvous Mountain
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend

2
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 27th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Draper Natural History Museum, take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and then examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cody attractions planning site .

Drive from Jackson Hole to Cody in 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cody when traveling from Jackson Hole in June, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cody

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Draper Natural History Museum ©
Draper Natural History Museum
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum

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