15 days in Portland, Badlands National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

15 days in Portland, Badlands National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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15 days in Portland, Badlands National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h
Badlands National Park
— 5 nights
+4
taxi + bus + taxi + Fly + Drive:  8​h
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
New York City

3
days
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Change things up with a short trip to Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, stop by Powell's City of Books, and putt your heart out at Oaks Amusement Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Portland planner .

New York City to Portland is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in June since evenings lows in Portland dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Nature, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

5
days
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.
Explore Badlands National Park's surroundings by going to Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse), Keystone (Mount Rushmore National Memorial & Presidential Trail) and Custer (Wildlife Loop Road, Custer State Park, & more). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Loop Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Burns Basin Overlook, get great views at Yellow Mounds Overlook, and explore the striking landscape of Panorama Point Overlook.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Badlands National Park route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Portland to Badlands National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Badlands National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in June, you will find days in Badlands National Park are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Keystone, Crazy Horse Memorial, Wall Drug
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Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial

5
days
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.
Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Artist Point, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and take a memorable drive along Lamar Valley.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park road trip tool .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and car from Badlands National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Badlands National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

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