11 days in Badlands National Park, Yellowstone National Park & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

11 days in Badlands National Park, Yellowstone National Park & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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Badlands National Park
— Few hours
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Yellow Mounds Overlook.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Springfield to Badlands National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Springfield to Badlands National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Springfield in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Badlands National Park, with lows of 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature
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Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Lone Star Geyser and Beaver Ponds Loop Trail. Get in touch with nature at Lamar Valley and Yellowstone Lake. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Yellowstone Historic District, take some stellar pictures from Calcite Springs Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Yellowstone River Picnic Area, and trek along Elephant Back Mountain.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park road trip site.

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. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in November: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 33°F and lows are around 12°F. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Visit Chapel on the Rock and Wild Basin Area for their historical value. Get outdoors at Bear Lake and Trail Ridge Road. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Alluvial Fan, explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes, take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls, and appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Rocky Mountain National Park, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 27°F. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls

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