16 days in Wyoming Itinerary

16 days in Wyoming Itinerary

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16 days in Wyoming Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  8​h
1
Laramie
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Cody
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Alta
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Newark

1
night
Laramie

Laramie ©
Laramie is a city and the county seat of Albany County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Ames Monument.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Laramie vacation maker .

Newark to Laramie is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Newark, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Laramie, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Laramie

Scenic Drive Parks Nature

Side Trips

Centennial, Ames Monument
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Country Junction ©
Country Junction
Ames Monument ©
Ames Monument

1
night
Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): examine the collection at Hulett Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Tower Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Devils Tower trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Laramie to Devils Tower in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Devils Tower when traveling from Laramie in May, with lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Cody.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Hulett Museum
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Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument

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.
On the 8th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, look for gifts at Cowtown Candy Company, then examine the collection at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and finally examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Cody Firearms Experience, LLC, then examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, and then explore and take pictures at Chief Joseph Hwy.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cody day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Devils Tower to Cody in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Chief Joseph Hwy, Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
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Cody Firearms Experience, LLC ©
Cody Firearms Experience, LLC
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the striking landscape of Yellowstone National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Shoshone Lake, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park travel route planner .

Getting from Cody to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cody in May, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 53°F and 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): shop like a local with Thal Glass Studio, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, make a trip to Town Square, then hike along Taggart Lake, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Hidden Falls, then explore the stunning scenery at Death Canyon, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Transfiguration.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Jackson Hole itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, expect Jackson Hole to be a bit warmer, temps between 60°F and 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Alta.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Death Canyon ©
Death Canyon

4
nights
Alta

Alta ©
Alta is a census-designated place (CDP) in Teton County, Wyoming, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Alta side-trips: Grand Teton National Park (42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, Grand Teton, & more) and Moose (Snake River Overlook & Chapel of the Sacred Heart).

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Alta online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Alta takes 1.5 hours. May in Alta sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 36°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Alta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
Cascade Canyon ©
Cascade Canyon

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