Wyoming Travel Guide
Beautiful Wyoming… a land rich in wildlife, soaring mountains, roaring geysers, and technicolor hot springs. This state is the home to some of our favorite National Parks: Yellowstone and Grand Teton, and these parks sit directly next to each other, making it a perfect way to see both in one trip. You also won’t want to miss the historical town of Jackson where you can get a drink at its authentic Cowboy Bar, and where you can embrace the western spirit at a Jackson Hole Rodeo.
Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Parks are three of the top parks to visit in the United States. With 10 days, you can visit all of them on an epic road trip.
This is one of the best road trips in the USA. With 10 days, you can visit Yellowstone, Devils Tower, and Mount Rushmore, but that’s not all. You also have enough time to visit the highlights of Grand Teton, day trip out to Badlands National Park, spend some time at Wind Cave National Park, and cruise the scenic drives and spot wildlife at Custer State Park.
In this guide, we cover how to plan a trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton, followed by several itineraries, depending on your travel style and the amount of time you have.

Yellowstone

From the top things to do in the park, to the best trails to hike, and sample itineraries to help you plan your time, here are our articles about Yellowstone National Park.
Yellowstone Travel Guide
In our Guide to Yellowstone National Park, learn about the best things to do, the best hiking trails, where to eat, and where to stay. 
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18 Best Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is a wonderland of geothermal activity, stunning landscapes, and abundant wildlife. Steam hisses out of the ground…
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Best Geyser Basins in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park has the highest concentration of geothermal features of anywhere else on earth. The land literally smokes, bubbles…
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: Things to Know Before You Go

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is one of Yellowstone National Park’s top attractions. With two rims to visit, multiple…
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Grand Prismatic Spring and the Fairy Falls Hike, Yellowstone National Park

The Grand Prismatic Spring is Yellowstone’s most colorful hot spring. Fairy Falls is one of Yellowstone’s tallest waterfalls. If you…
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How to Drive between Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone

At first you might be wondering, why write a post about how to drive from Mount Rushmore to Yellowstone? Sounds…
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One Day in Yellowstone: 6 Epic Road Trip Itineraries

If you only have one day in Yellowstone National Park, what should you do? Yellowstone National Park is massive. It’s…
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The Perfect Yellowstone Day Trip from Grand Teton National Park

If you are in Grand Teton National Park and have an extra day to spare, why not day trip to…
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Ultimate Yellowstone Itinerary: Best Way to Spend 1 to 5 Days in Yellowstone

If you are planning your trip to Yellowstone National Park, this is a great place to start. There are many…
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Where to Stay in Yellowstone in 2022: Best Hotels and Locations

When planning a trip to Yellowstone, one of the biggest questions you might have is “where should I stay?” Yellowstone…
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Yellowstone and Grand Teton Itinerary: Best Routes, Maps, & Photos

Yellowstone and Grand Teton are two of the most popular national parks in the USA. These two parks sit by…
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Yellowstone, Devils Tower, and Mount Rushmore: 10 Day Road Trip Itinerary

This is one of the best road trips in the USA. With 10 days, you can visit Yellowstone, Devils Tower,…
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Yellowstone’s Old Faithful: 10 Tips to Have the Best Experience

What is the first thing you think of when you hear the name “Yellowstone?” For many people, that answer would…

Grand Teton

From the top things to do in the park, to the best trails to hike, and sample itineraries to help you plan your time, here are our articles about Grand Teton National Park.
Grand Canyon Travel Guide
In our Guide to Grand Teton National Park, learn about the best things to do, the best hiking trails, where to eat, and where to stay. 
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15 Best Day Hikes in Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park truly is a hiker’s paradise. Hike through picturesque canyons, around glacier-fed lakes, and up to the…
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15 Best Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Jagged mountain peaks, lush meadows, scenic lakes, the winding Snake River, historical sites, and miles of hiking trails…this is Grand…
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How to Hike Death Canyon to the Static Peak Divide | Grand Teton National Park

There are several reasons to hike to the Static Peak Divide. Early on in the hike, you have beautiful views…
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How to Hike to Surprise, Amphitheater, and Delta Lake

The hike to Amphitheater and Surprise Lakes is one of the more popular hikes to do in Grand Teton National…
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One Perfect Day in Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park has something for everyone. Hikers will love the long list of trails that head into the…
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Paintbrush Canyon – Cascade Canyon Loop Trail | Grand Teton National Park

The Paintbrush Canyon – Cascade Canyon Loop is one of the best hikes to do in Grand Teton National Park.…
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The Perfect Yellowstone Day Trip from Grand Teton National Park

If you are in Grand Teton National Park and have an extra day to spare, why not day trip to…
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Ultimate Grand Teton Itinerary: How to Spend 1 Day to 1 Week in Grand Teton

How many days do you need in Grand Teton National Park? How do you plan the perfect Grand Teton itinerary?…
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Yellowstone and Grand Teton Itinerary: Best Routes, Maps, & Photos

Yellowstone and Grand Teton are two of the most popular national parks in the USA. These two parks sit by…

Beartooth Highway

Beartooth Highway is a 68-mile road that runs along the border of Montana and Wyoming, connecting the towns of Red Lodge and Cooke City. It is one of the most scenic drives in the USA.

In this guide to Beartooth Highway, learn how to plan your visit, what to do along the drive, when to go, and how to add this to your Yellowstone itinerary.

Devils Tower

Learn how to visit Devils Tower National Monument, with things to do, how to plan your time, and tips to have the best experience.

USA Travel Inspiration

Here are a few more articles about things to do in the United States, including the top national parks to visit as well as some great ideas for your next road trip.

Top Experiences in Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone National Park is a wonderland of geothermal activity, stunning landscapes, and abundant wildlife. Steam hisses out of the ground along walking trails, bison stop cars in their tracks on the main park road, and technicolor hot springs never fail to amaze even the most seasoned traveler.

Grand Teton National Park. Jagged mountain peaks, lush meadows, scenic lakes, the winding Snake River, historical sites, and miles of hiking trails…this is Grand Teton National Park. And this destination has something for everyone. Families may prefer the short and scenic hiking trails. Photographers will love capturing the reflections of the mountain range in the lakes and rivers. And adventurous travelers can challenge themselves on strenuous hikes through the Teton mountain range.

Jackson. Located at the southern end of Grand Teton National Park, you will fall in love with this western mountain town. Walk along the wooden boardwalks to shop for a collection of modern and western items, stop for a drink at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, and savor gourmet food at a variety of restaurant selections.

Teton Village. This is not located inside of Grand Teton National Park, but it’s just a short drive away. If you want stunning alpine views, a chance to ride a gondola or cable car, and to take your pick from numerous hiking trails, Teton Village at Jackson Hole is worth the visit.

Beartooth Highway. Beartooth Highway is a 68-mile road that runs along the border of Montana and Wyoming, connecting the towns of Red Lodge and Cooke City. It is one of the most scenic drives in the USA. Along Beartooth Highway, you will travel through several national forests, view the tallest peaks in Montana, see numerous alpine lakes, and have the option to add on short hikes to viewpoints and waterfalls.

Devils Tower. This tower is one of the most iconic landmarks in the USA. Sacred to Native Americans, popular road trip destination, and an alien landing site a famous movie, Devils Tower evokes mystery and wonder from visitors of all ages.

Drive the Cloud Peak Skyway. Cloud Peak Skyway crosses the highest pass in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming. This road connects eastern and western Wyoming and is a great scenic drive to add to your road trip.

The Bighorn Scenic Byway. This road also runs through the Bighorn National Forest, to the north of Cloud Peak Skyway. With its tight hairpin turns and more remote feel, this is a beautiful way to road trip between Devils Tower and Cody, Wyoming.

Cody, Wyoming. This small western town sits to the east of Yellowstone National Park. Stay on a ranch, go to the rodeo, and day trip into Yellowstone National Park from here.

Chief Joseph Scenic Byway. This road is named for the last chief of the Nez Perce Indians. Signs along the drive tell the tale of the flight of Chief Joseph’s band of Nez Perce. This scenic drive leads to Cody, Wyoming. It is a maintained road and is open all year, although it can briefly close after a big snowfall.

Best Time to Visit Wyoming

We recommend you visit Wyoming from June through October, especially if you are traveling to its national parks. From early November through late-May, many of the park roads will be closed due to snowfall. It’s still possible to visit the national parks in the winter, but you will get around by snowmobile or snow coach, which of course will be a much different experience than the summer months.

In September, temperatures cool down, the grasslands turn a vibrant golden-yellow, and crowds start to diminish. By early October, crowds are even lower and it’s possible that snow could be falling.

In the winter, Wyoming has much to offer when it comes to snow sports. From dog sledding, sleigh rides, to skiing in Teton Mountain Range, Wyoming is a paradise for winter recreation.

US National Parks

The US National Parks make an excellent travel destination, whether you are planning a cross-country road trip or a weekend getaway. In our guide to the national parks, get detailed trip planning information, advice on which parks to visit by season, and itineraries to help simplify your travel planning process.
Plan Your National Park Trip
Glacier National Park

Visit More of the USA

Learn more about places to go and things to do in the USA in our United States Travel Guide.