11 days in Badlands National Park & Western US Itinerary

11 days in Badlands National Park & Western US Itinerary

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Badlands National Park
— Few hours
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 day
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Anaheim
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 day
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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 20th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Loop Road.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Badlands National Park vacation maker app.

Washington DC to Badlands National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Badlands National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in June, Badlands National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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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.
On the 21st (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park journey planner.

You can fly from Badlands National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. When traveling from Badlands National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature

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Grand Teton National Park

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park online trip builder.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Seattle

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 23rd (Tue), meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Teton National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning app.

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

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Yosemite National Park

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 25th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park holiday planning app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature

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Anaheim

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Anaheim trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for much hotter nights in Anaheim, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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San Diego

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego vacation maker.

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Anaheim, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planning tool.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 103°F by day to 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

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Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): trek along South Kaibab Trail, then get great views at Grandview Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (85°F), and nights are colder (42°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Mesa Verde National Park

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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