28 days in Salt Lake City, Wyoming & Denver Itinerary

28 days in Salt Lake City, Wyoming & Denver Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Salt Lake City
— 5 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Cody
— 2 nights
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Casper
— 1 night
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Denver
— 8 nights
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Salt Lake City

— 5 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple Square and Salt Lake Temple. The Tabernacle and Provo City Center Temple will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Hill Aerospace Museum (in Ogden) and The Covey Center For The Arts (in Provo). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine, explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, and get a taste of the local shopping with Art at the Main Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip itinerary tool.

Manchester, UK to Salt Lake City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manchester to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in May, expect Salt Lake City to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 16 — 21:

Jackson Hole

— 5 nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at National Museum of Wildlife Art and Chapel of the Transfiguration. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mormon Row Historic District and Chapel of the Sacred Heart. Change things up with these side-trips from Jackson Hole: Grand Teton National Park (Grand Teton & 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools, get outside with Teton Backcountry Rentals, get a taste of the local shopping with Mangelsen Images of Nature, and stroll through Oxbow Bend.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip planner.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in May; daily highs in Jackson Hole reach 18°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 26:

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort Yellowstone Historic District and S Rim Trail. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Lamar Valley, cruise along Virginia Cascade Drive, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and identify plant and animal life at Firehole Canyon Drive.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in May; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 13°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 26 — Jun 1:

Cody

— 2 nights

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cody online route planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Cody in 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Casper.

Things to do in Cody

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

Casper

— 1 night
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. On the 4th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site and then take an in-depth tour of National Historic Trails Interpretive Center.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Casper online tour planner.

You can drive from Cody to Casper in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Cody in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Casper: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Casper

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:

Denver

— 8 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Denver Botanic Gardens and 16th Street Mall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Benson Park Sculpture Garden and Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Pearl Street Mall (in Boulder), Pikes Peak - America's Mountain (in Cascade) and Garden of the Gods (in Colorado Springs). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Prost Brewery Co & Biergarten, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Denver road trip planner.

You can drive from Casper to Denver in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Denver when traveling from Casper in June, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 12:

Wyoming travel guide

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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.