15 days in Wyoming, Utah & Montana Itinerary

15 days in Wyoming, Utah & Montana Itinerary

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15 days in Wyoming, Utah & Montana Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Cody
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  8​h 45​min
7
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h
End: Manchester

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, then examine the collection at Museum of the Plains Indian, and finally see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cody trip builder site .

Manchester, UK to Cody is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Manchester in September, you will find days in Cody are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
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Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dragon's Mouth Springs. On your second day here, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, and finally explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park road trip app .

Drive from Cody to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cody in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 18°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, explore the activities along Jenny Lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Transfiguration. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Mormon Row Historic District, explore the landscape on two wheels at Antelope Flats, and then cruise along Moose Wilson Road.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in Jackson Hole are a bit warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration
Mormon Row Historic District ©
Mormon Row Historic District

1
night
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, then explore and take pictures at Island in the Sky, and then take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Park Avenue Trail, then don't miss a visit to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites, then hike along Double Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Moab trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Jackson Hole to Moab takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in September; daily highs in Moab reach 34°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park
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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 3 hours. September in Monument Valley sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Museums

Side Trip

Forrest Gump Point
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Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.
Photography Tours
Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point

1
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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Farview Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then hike along Queen's Garden Trail, then stroll through Rim Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in September; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point
Farview Point ©
Farview Point

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nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Visiting Virginia Falls and Highline Trail will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Trail of the Cedars and Iceberg Lake Trail. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, trek along Avalanche Lake, and take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Bryce Canyon National Park to Glacier National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail

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