11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Wheaton
Drive:  12​h 30​min
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Wind Cave National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
Moose
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  23​h 30​min
End: Wheaton

1
night
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
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.
On the 12th (Sun), explore and take pictures at Yellow Mounds Overlook, hike along Fossil Exhibit Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Badlands National Park trip builder app .

Wheaton to Badlands National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Wheaton to Badlands National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

3
nights
Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Reptile Gardens, Bear Country USA and Wind Cave National Park. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): Head underground at Wind Cave National Park. On your second day here, go deep underground at Wades Gold Mill and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Wind Cave National Park sightseeing tool .

Drive from Badlands National Park to Wind Cave National Park in 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Badlands National Park in August, with highs in Wind Cave National Park at 77°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Moose.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Rapid City, Wades Gold Mill
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Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Wades Gold Mill ©
Wades Gold Mill

1
night
Moose

Moose ©
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Moose trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wind Cave National Park to Moose. Traveling from Wind Cave National Park in August, expect little chillier with lows of 43°F in Moose. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Moose

#Nature, #Parks
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Glacier View Turnout ©
Glacier View Turnout

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Lewis Falls and then take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, and then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin.

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You can drive from Moose to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Moose in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
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West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Lake Butte Overlook ©
Lake Butte Overlook

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 18th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Goat Lick Overlook and then trek along Trail of the Cedars. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 83°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Goat Lick Overlook ©
Goat Lick Overlook
Jackson Glacier Overlook ©
Jackson Glacier Overlook

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