11 days in Montana, Wyoming & South Dakota Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Rapid City
— 2 nights


Glacier National Park — 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

On the 9th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): stroll around Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip planning site.

New York City to Glacier National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Glacier National Park, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Grand Teton National Park.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Grand Teton National Park — 2 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): hike along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, then explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, then trek along Taggart Lake, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Canyon Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Jenny Lake Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park tour itinerary builder website.

Fly from Glacier National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Glacier National Park in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Grand Teton National Park, with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Yellowstone National Park — 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, trek along Inspiration Point, and explore the striking landscape at Sheepeater Cliffs.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park travel route planning website.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 66°F and 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cody.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Cody — 1 night

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

On the 16th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, look for gifts at Cowtown Candy Company, then practice your aim at Cody Firearms Experience, LLC, and finally take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

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You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Cody in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: high temperatures in Cody hover around 75°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Rapid City.
Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping
Side Trip

Rapid City — 2 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then stop by The Farmer's Daughter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): get your game on at Cosmos Mystery Area, then identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, and then view the masterpieces at Suzie Cappa Art Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rapid City trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Cody to Rapid City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cody in June, Rapid City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping
Side Trips

Montana travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Wyoming travel guide

Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

South Dakota travel guide

National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.