9 days in Wyoming & Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Wyoming & Colorado Itinerary

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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Mangelsen Images of Nature, then don't miss a visit to Town Square, and then take an exotic tour of Scenic Safaris.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole travel planner.

Dallas to Jackson Hole is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dallas in December; daily highs in Jackson Hole reach 26°F and lows reach 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip
Scenic Safaris ©
Must see
Scenic Safaris
4.4
Town Square ©
Landmark
Town Square
4.6

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elephant Back Mountain, then don't miss a visit to The 45th Parallel, and finally trek along Observation Point Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. December in Yellowstone National Park sees daily highs of 23°F and lows of 3°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
Old Faithful ©
Must see
Old Faithful
4.5
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Hot Spring
Upper Geyser Basin
4.9

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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.
On the 28th (Mon), see Off-Road Tours, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Estes Park Guided Tours, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Estes Park journey maker app.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Estes Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Estes Park: temperatures range from 46°F by day to 17°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.8
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Must see
Spas
4.8

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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.
On the 29th (Tue), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, then browse the exhibits of Denver Botanic Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Denver sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 19°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your trip
Denver Art Museum ©
Art Museum
Denver Art Museum
4.5

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): walk around Garden of the Gods, then get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then engage your brain at Expanding Minds Unlimited - The Colorado Springs Children's Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and finally explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your trip
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Penrose Heritage Museum
4.9

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