11 days in Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park & Badlands National Park Itinerary

11 days in Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park & Badlands National Park Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Badlands National Park
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Attractions like Grand Prismatic Spring and Midway Geyser Basin make great kid-friendly stops. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at West Thumb Geyser Basin and Bridge Bay Marina. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, admire the sheer force of Fairy Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park road trip site.

Louisville to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Louisville in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, temps between 66°F and 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Transfiguration, explore the stunning scenery at Cascade Canyon, and then explore the striking landscape at Inspiration Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Leigh Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, and then cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

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Badlands National Park

— 5 nights
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Kids will enjoy Yellow Mounds Overlook and Saddle Pass Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sage Creek Wilderness Area and Badlands Wall. Change things up with a short trip to Hurley Butte Horseback Riding in Interior (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Pinnacles Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, explore the striking landscape of Homestead Overlook, and admire all the interesting features of Loop Road.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park online tour itinerary builder.

Fly from Grand Teton National Park to Badlands National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June, expect Badlands National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 54°F. On the 5th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

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