13 days in Yellowstone National Park, Boise & Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

13 days in Yellowstone National Park, Boise & Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Boise
— 3 nights
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Custer
— 1 night
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Deadwood
— 1 night
5
Wall
— 3 nights

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like West Thumb Geyser Basin and Firehole Canyon Drive. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at S Rim Trail and Lone Star Geyser. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, cruise along Firehole Lake Drive, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and take in the dramatic natural features at Artists’ Paintpots.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning website.

Huntsville to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Huntsville to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Huntsville in July, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are little chillier (73°F), and nights are colder (39°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

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Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Idaho Penitentiary and Basque Museum & Cultural Center. Get some historical perspective at Freak Alley Gallery and Boise Train Depot. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey, walk around Barber Park, and ponder the world of politics at Idaho State Capitol Building.

For maps and other tourist information, read Boise trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Boise takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get warmer in Boise: highs are around 94°F and lows about 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
Boise Train Depot ©
Boise Train Depot
World Center For Birds of Prey ©
World Center For Birds of Prey

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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 15th (Wed), learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Hills National Forest, and then learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Custer travel app.

You can fly from Boise to Custer in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Boise in July, things will get little chillier in Custer: highs are around 80°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Hill City
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The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute
Prairie Berry Winery ©
Prairie Berry Winery
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

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Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Adams House, then take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, then don't miss a visit to Tatanka: Story of the Bison, and finally explore and take pictures at Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Deadwood online trip planner.

You can drive from Custer to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Custer to Deadwood is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Deadwood can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
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Adams House ©
Adams House
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum
Tatanka: Story of the Bison ©
Tatanka: Story of the Bison

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Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Visit Minuteman Missile National Historic Site and Prairie Homestead for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Badlands National Park and Delta-09 Missile Silo. Take a break from Wall with a short trip to Notch Trail in Badlands National Park, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, take a memorable drive along Loop Road, and take some stellar pictures from Yellow Mounds Overlook.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Wall attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Wall takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Deadwood, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Wall, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wall

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Philip, Badlands National Park
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Delta-09 Missile Silo ©
Delta-09 Missile Silo
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site ©
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead

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