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

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

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

— 5 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, don't miss a visit to Palette Spring, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park attractions planner.

Woodstock to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Woodstock in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks
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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 7th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Teton Point Turnout, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, and then trek along Jenny Lake Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park tour planning tool.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Badlands National Park

— 3 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.
Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. There's still lots to do: cruise along Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Homestead Overlook, hike along Notch Trail, and explore the striking landscape of Bigfoot Pass Overlook.

Plan trip to Badlands National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Badlands National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July; daily highs in Badlands National Park reach 91°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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