10 days in Yellowstone National Park & Badlands National Park Itinerary

10 days in Yellowstone National Park & Badlands National Park Itinerary

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10 days in Yellowstone National Park & Badlands National Park Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  11​h
2
Badlands National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  8​h
End: Minneapolis

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park) and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (in West Yellowstone). Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Minneapolis to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in June, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are much colder (34°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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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.
To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park travel route planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Badlands National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Badlands National Park: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 60°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

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