10 days in Jackson Hole, Yellowstone National Park & Badlands National Park Itinerary

10 days in Jackson Hole, Yellowstone National Park & Badlands National Park Itinerary

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10 days in Jackson Hole, Yellowstone National Park & Badlands National Park Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  7​h
3
Badlands National Park
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Indianapolis

2
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jackson Hole: Grand Teton National Park (Grand Teton, Teton Point Turnout, & more) and Moose (Chapel of the Transfiguration, Snake River Bridge, & more). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art and make a trip to Town Square.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip planner.

Indianapolis to Jackson Hole is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Jackson Hole is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Indianapolis in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Jackson Hole, with highs around 72°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Town Square ©
Town Square

4
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in June, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Badlands National Park.

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
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park and then explore and take pictures at Loop Road. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, explore the striking landscape of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and finally explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Badlands National Park driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Badlands National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: high temperatures in Badlands National Park hover around 83°F and lows are around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wall Drug, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Badlands National Park
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park

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