6 days in Yellowstone National Park & Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

6 days in Yellowstone National Park & Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
2
Deadwood
— 2 nights

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin. On your second day here, take in the natural beauty of Beryl Spring, stroll through Artists’ Paintpots, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, thentake a memorable drive along Firehole Lake Drive, and finally take a peaceful walk through Petrified Tree.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Fargo to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Fargo to Yellowstone National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Fargo in August: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Deadwood.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
Artists’ Paintpots ©
Artists’ Paintpots

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Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Mount Rushmore National Memorial has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Days of '76 Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Black Hills Mining Museum, thenengage your brain at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, and finally stroll through Deadwood Trailhead George S. Mickelson Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, steep yourself in history at Adams House, thenstroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Deadwood trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Deadwood in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: high temperatures in Deadwood hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lead, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Days of '76 Museum ©
Days of '76 Museum
Adams House ©
Adams House
Black Hills Mining Museum ©
Black Hills Mining Museum

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