11 days in Wyoming & South Dakota Itinerary

11 days in Wyoming & South Dakota Itinerary

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11 days in Wyoming & South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Wall
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h
End: Vancouver


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4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get outdoors at Old Faithful and Yellowstone Lake. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, identify plant and animal life at North Rim Trail, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park vacation planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Vancouver to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Vancouver in May, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 13°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

2
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 6th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Leigh Lake, then admire the verdant scenery at Amphitheater Lake, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hidden Falls.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2 hours. In May, Jackson Hole is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
Hidden Falls ©
Hidden Falls

2
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): hike along Presidential Trail, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and finally explore and take pictures at Wildlife Loop Road. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Iron Mountain Road, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, then take in the exciting artwork at Insideout, and finally admire all the interesting features of Big Thunder Gold Mine.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Keystone trip app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Jackson Hole to Keystone in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Wall.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Custer, Insideout
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

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

Drive from Keystone to Wall in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Keystone in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Wall, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
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Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park

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