10 days in Yellowstone National Park & Badlands National Park Itinerary

10 days in Yellowstone National Park & Badlands National Park Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Badlands National Park
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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get some historical perspective at Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Visiting Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Firehole Canyon Drive, head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, stroll through Purple Mountain Trail, and take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online itinerary planner.

New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Loop Road and Big Badlands Overlook. Oglala Lakota College Historical Center and Red Cloud Heritage Center will appeal to museum buffs. Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Armed Forces Display & Gifts, explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook, explore the striking landscape of White River Valley Overlook, and trek along Castle Trail.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Badlands National Park by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and taxi. In August, Badlands National Park is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 87°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

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