12 days in Jackson Hole, Cody & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

12 days in Jackson Hole, Cody & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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12 days in Jackson Hole, Cody & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Yellowstone National Park
Drive:  2​h
1
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Cody
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
End: Yellowstone National Park

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.
On the 9th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at National Elk Refuge, then steep yourself in history at Mormon Row Historic District, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration.

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Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Chapel of the Transfiguration
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Mormon Row Historic District ©
Mormon Row Historic District
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Buffalo Bill Center of the West and Old Trail Town. Get outdoors at Beartooth Highway and Shoshone National Forest. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, don't miss a visit to Pahaska Tepee, see human ingenuity at work at Buffalo Bill Dam, and see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cody trip planning app .

Drive from Jackson Hole to Cody in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cody, with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Beartooth Highway, Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
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Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Get outdoors at Mount Washburn and Mammoth Hot Springs. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, don't miss a visit to Artist Point, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cody in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 62°F and lows reach 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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