We will be leaving Canyon Village in Yellowstone on the last Sunday of August in our rental car and travelling to Cody for an overnight stay on our way to Billings for our flight back to Las Vegas. We are a family of four, our children are grown up and in their early 20's.
I am guessing it will take 2+ hours to drive to Cody so we will arrive around midday. We may make a stop or two on the way. Any thoughts on our brief itinerary would be welcome?
Thinking to have lunch at Rocky Mountain Mojoe, spend some time in town before catching the Trolley Tour at 3pm for a one hour overview. We would like to visit the Buffalo Trace Winery that afternoon too. No gunfight on Sunday I understand so we will miss that. We are staying at Cowboy Village so will head there to check in and then see the rodeo that night (should we buy tickets in advance as its last of the season?). Any recommendations for where to go to maybe get some food and a drink later?
Breakfast before checking out, then we wanted to do 8.30am Mustang Tour which takes us to around 11am, thinking light lunch and a drink (driver excluded of course, but we are interested in trying wines and local craft beer) at Juniper Bar before our drive to Billings for late afternoon flight, I reckoned 2hours to drive to Billings. We will have driven Beartooth on our way into Yellowstone a week earlier, any route suggestions to Billings or do we just take what Sat Nav/map shows as shortest?
Realise we have missed a wonderful museum but I'm not sure it would be worth the entry fee to squeeze an hour or two in and not see it propeely? We will have tried to do Visitors Centres, exhibitions etc earlier in the trip to try to learn more about natural history and geology of the area. We have internal flights and Yellowstone, grand Tetons hotels all booked so hard to alter now, but I think with hindsight more time in Cody would have been good. Excuse to come again of course, but it's a long way from home!