34 days in Rockies to Tetons Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Douglas
— 2 nights
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Alcova
— 1 night
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Jackson Hole
— 14 nights
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Dubois
— 2 nights
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Lander
— 3 nights
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Rawlins
— 2 nights
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Centennial
— 2 nights
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Cheyenne
— 7 nights
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Douglas — 2 nights

Douglas is a city in Converse County, Wyoming, United States. On the 2nd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Pioneer Memorial Museum, get engrossed in the history at Douglas Railroad Interpretive Museum At Locomotive Park, and then don't miss a visit to College Inn Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Douglas WWII P.O.W. Camp, explore the striking landscape at Ayres Natural Bridge, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Fetterman State Historic Site.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Douglas route builder.

Kalamazoo to Douglas is an approximately 18-hour car ride. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kalamazoo to Douglas. Expect little chillier evenings in Douglas when traveling from Kalamazoo in September, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Alcova.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Alcova — 1 night

Alcova is a census-designated place (CDP) in Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Martin's Cove and then explore the striking landscape at Independence Rock State Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Alcova trip website.

Traveling by car from Douglas to Alcova takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Alcova sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Jackson Hole.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Jackson Hole — 14 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.
Jackson Hole is known for adventure, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Jackson Town Square, explore the activities along Jenny Lake, take in the exciting artwork at Mangelsen Images of Nature, and identify plant and animal life at Teton Raptor Center.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole trip builder website.

You can drive from Alcova to Jackson Hole in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Alcova in September; daily highs in Jackson Hole reach 68°F and lows reach 38°F. You'll set off for Dubois on the 18th (Sat).
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Find places to stay Sep 4 — 18:

Dubois — 2 nights

Dubois is a town in Fremont County, Wyoming. On the 19th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Wind River Flyfitter and then explore the striking landscape at Dubois Badlands. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center, then learn more about the world around you at National Bighorn Sheep Center, then make a trip to Giant Jackalope Exxon Country Store, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Bitterroot Ranch.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubois trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Dubois in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lander.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Lander — 3 nights

Lander is a city in, and the county seat of, Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lander: Riverton (Wind River Casino & Wind River Heritage Center). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Popo Agie Falls Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Wild Iris Wall, examine the collection at Museum of the American West, and immerse yourself in nature at Sinks Canyon State Park.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lander journey planning tool.

You can drive from Dubois to Lander in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Dubois in September, expect Lander to be somewhat warmer, temps between 74°F and 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Rawlins.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

Rawlins — 2 nights

Rawlins is a city in Carbon County, Wyoming, United States. On the 24th (Fri), walk around Tully Park, examine the collection at Carbon County Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Wyoming Frontier Prison. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Laura M Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Saratoga Museum, and then take in the natural beauty of Hobo Hot Pool.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rawlins trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lander to Rawlins takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Rawlins are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Centennial.
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Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Centennial — 2 nights

Centennial is a census-designated place (CDP) in Albany County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Nici Self Historical Museum, cruise along Snowy Range Scenic Byway, and then take in the awesome beauty at Medicine Bow Peak. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Snowy Range Ski Area and then shop like a local with Country Junction.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Centennial trip planner.

Getting from Rawlins to Centennial by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Centennial can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cheyenne.
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Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Classes
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Cheyenne — 7 nights

Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cheyenne: Laramie (Laramie Mural Project, Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, steep yourself in history at Historic Governors' Mansion, appreciate the history behind Cheyenne Big Boots, and ponder the world of politics at Wyoming State Capitol.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Cheyenne trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Centennial to Cheyenne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cheyenne when traveling from Centennial in September, with lows around 48°F. You will leave for home on the 4th (Mon).
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Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 4: