14 days in Colorado, Montana & Wyoming Itinerary

14 days in Colorado, Montana & Wyoming Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
2
West Glacier
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 2 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): cruise along Old Fall River Road and then cruise along Trail Ridge Road. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Alberta Falls, then explore the activities along Sprague Lake, and then trek along Emerald Lake Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park road trip planning site.

Pittsburgh to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Pittsburgh to Rocky Mountain National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Pittsburgh in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rocky Mountain National Park, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to West Glacier.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

West Glacier

— 2 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Explore West Glacier's surroundings by going to Logan Pass (in Glacier National Park) and Eric Thorsen Art Studio (in Bigfork). Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Glacier National Park. There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and explore the activities along Hidden Lake.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the West Glacier holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Rocky Mountain National Park to West Glacier takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in September, expect West Glacier to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 40°F. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in West Glacier

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and get great views at Lookout Point.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from West Glacier to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In September, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than West Glacier - with highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 10:

Grand Teton National Park

— 3 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.
Spend the 11th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Schwabacher Landing, admire all the interesting features of Signal Mountain Summit Road, hike along Jenny Lake Trail, and take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park day trip planning site.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

Colorado travel guide

4.3
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.

Montana travel guide

4.7
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
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.