8 days in Colorado, Montana & Wyoming Itinerary

8 days in Colorado, Montana & Wyoming Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado, Montana & Wyoming Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
+4
bus + train + foot + Fly + shuttle:  8​h
4
West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Dallas

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop and then stroll through Garden of the Gods.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planning site .

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Dallas, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
North Pole - Santa's Workshop ©
North Pole - Santa's Workshop

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, CaƱon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take a memorable ride with Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Canon City journey planner .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Canon City are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then sample the fine beverages at Deerhammer Distillery.

To see ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista route planner .

Getting from Canon City to Buena Vista by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Canon City in June, with highs in Buena Vista at 79°F and lows at 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Deerhammer Distillery ©
Deerhammer Distillery
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa ©
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa

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nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Yellowstone Historic Center.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone online travel route planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Buena Vista to West Yellowstone in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. In June, West Yellowstone is a bit cooler than Buena Vista - with highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks
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Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Yellowstone Historic Center ©
Yellowstone Historic Center

2
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.
On the 19th (Wed), trek along Artist Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from West Yellowstone to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Yellowstone National Park can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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