10 days in Yellowstone National Park, Badlands National Park & Glacier National Park Itinerary

10 days in Yellowstone National Park, Badlands National Park & Glacier National Park Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Glacier 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.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, and stroll through Trout Lake Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Green Bay to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Green Bay in October; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 47°F and lows reach 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, cruise along Loop Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at White River Valley Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape of Bigfoot Pass Overlook.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Badlands National Park tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Badlands National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October; daily highs in Badlands National Park reach 65°F and lows reach 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

Crown of the Continent

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): hike along Iceberg Lake Trail and then trek along Avalanche Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Grinnell Glacier.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park attractions website.

You can fly from Badlands National Park to Glacier National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Badlands National Park in October, expect Glacier National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 56°F and 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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