11 days in Yellowstone-Teton Territory, Deadwood & Keystone Itinerary

11 days in Yellowstone-Teton Territory, Deadwood & Keystone Itinerary

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Idaho Falls
— 1 night
Fly to Rapid City Regional Airport, Drive to Deadwood
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Deadwood
— 4 nights
Drive
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Keystone
— 5 nights
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Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. On the 16th (Fri), learn more about the world around you at Museum of Idaho and then take in the dramatic scenery at Idaho Falls River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Collector Corner Museum, get to know the resident critters at Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park, and then don't miss a visit to Snake River Greenbelt.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Idaho Falls road trip planner.

New York City to Idaho Falls is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder evenings in Idaho Falls when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Deadwood.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

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Deadwood

Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Days of '76 Museum and Old Fort Meade Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vore Buffalo Jump and Adams House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Deadwood: Roughlock Falls Nature Area (in Savoy) and Spearfish (Devil Bathtub South Dakota & McNenny State Fish Hatchery). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, take in the dramatic scenery at Spearfish Falls, stroll the grounds of Black Hill National Cemetery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Deadwood online trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Idaho Falls to Deadwood with the Route module. Traveling from Idaho Falls to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Idaho Falls in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Deadwood, with highs around 83°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Keystone

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Iron Mountain Road. Appreciate the collections at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute and Keystone Historical Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Keystone: Custer (Custer State Park, Custer County 1881 Courthouse, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of South Dakota State Railroad Museum, explore the activities along Center Lake, take in the pleasant sights at Sunday Gulch Trail, and stroll through Little Devil's Tower Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Keystone trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Keystone takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Deadwood to Keystone is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Deadwood in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Keystone, with lows of 53°F. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips