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
— 2 nights

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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

Nature · Parks
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Geologic Formation
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 Elephant Back Mountain. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Yellowstone Historic District, get great views at Calcite Springs Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Yellowstone River Picnic Area, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park sightseeing tool.

Traveling by flight from Badlands National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Must see
Lone Star Geyser
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Must see
Old Faithful
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Lamar Valley
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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 Sprague Lake. There's much more to do: cruise along Trail Ridge Road, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Many Parks Curve Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park day trip planning site.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Rocky Mountain National Park: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 27°F at night. 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

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Trail Ridge Road
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Water Body
Bear Lake
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Waterfall
Alberta Falls
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