56 days in Wyoming, Colorado & Fredericksburg Itinerary

56 days in Wyoming, Colorado & Fredericksburg Itinerary

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Cody
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Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 6 nights
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Aspen
— 5 nights
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Gateway
— 1 night
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Cortez
— 2 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 11 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 6 nights
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Estes Park
— 5 nights
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Denver
— 8 nights

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Cody

Cody ©

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thermopolis (Hot Springs County Museum, The Star Plunge, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, get engrossed in the history at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum, and explore the world behind art at Whitney Western Art Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cody road trip tool.

London, UK to Cody is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Cody. Traveling from London in April, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Cody. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Transportation

Side Trips

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, contemplate the geological forces at Mud Volcano, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cody in April; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 6°C and lows reach -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Must see
Old Faithful
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Hot Spring
Mammoth Hot Springs
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Geologic Formation
Lower Geyser Basin
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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.
Explore Jackson Hole's surroundings by going to Moose (Murie Centre & Glacier View Turnout), Grand Teton National Park (Grand Teton, Teton Point Turnout, &more) and Grand Targhee Ski Resort (in Alta). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, do a tasting at Jackson Hole Winery, capture your vacation like a pro with Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris, and whizz through the canopy at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Jackson Hole online route planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. In April, Jackson Hole is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 10°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Must see
Grand Teton
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Aspen

Aspen ©

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Change things up with these side-trips from Aspen: Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake Trail & Thermal Spas). On the 27th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Independence Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aspen Snowmass, pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, and hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Jackson Hole to Aspen takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Gateway.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
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Scenic Drive
Independence Pass
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Gateway

Gateway ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gateway day trip planning website.

You can drive from Aspen to Gateway in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Aspen in April, expect Gateway to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cortez.

Things to do in Gateway

Museums
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Cortez

Cortez ©
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
On the 30th (Fri), get a new perspective on nature at The Anasazi Heritage Center, then delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, and then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Hovenweep National Monument and then explore the world behind art at Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cortez visit planner.

Traveling by car from Gateway to Cortez takes 3 hours. Traveling from Gateway in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cortez, with lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Cortez

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:
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Natural History Museum
The Anasazi Heritage Center
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Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fredericksburg: Great Escape of Central Texas (in Killeen), Dana Peak Park (in Harker Heights) and Worlds Largest Spur (in Lampasas). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War, take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, make a trip to Main Street, and admire the natural beauty at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cortez to Fredericksburg. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Cortez in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Fredericksburg, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Canon City (Colorado Jeep Tours, River Rafting & Tubing, &more) and Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Garden of the Gods, contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline, kick your exploration up a notch at The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure, and learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Fredericksburg to Colorado Springs takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fredericksburg to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fredericksburg in May, expect Colorado Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Estes Park: Horsetooth Mountain Open Space (in Fort Collins), Devil's Backbone Trail (in Loveland) and Bear Lake (in Rocky Mountain National Park). There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Pines Distillery.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Estes Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Estes Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. May in Estes Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

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Off-Road Tours
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Spas
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Hiking Trail
Emerald Lake Trail
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Denver

Denver ©

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Boulder (Colorado Chautauqua: Park, Flatirons, &more), Evergreen Wilderness Guides (in Evergreen) and Rabbit Hole Recreation Services - Escape Rooms (in Louisville). There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, and experience the excitement of Carousel of Happiness.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver road trip app.

Drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Denver, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
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