12 days in Black Hills & Badlands, Vacaville & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

12 days in Black Hills & Badlands, Vacaville & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  4 h
1
Wall
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Custer
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
3
Vacaville
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h 45 min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 25th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug and then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park, then take a memorable drive along Loop Road, and then take some stellar pictures from Yellow Mounds Overlook.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Wall day trip website.

Minneapolis to Wall is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in June, Wall is slightly colder at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Custer.

Things to do in Wall

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park

3
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Step out of Custer with an excursion to Presidential Trail in Keystone--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Mount Rushmore National Memorial, take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, admire all the interesting features of Wildlife Loop Road, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Farmer's Daughter.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Custer online attractions planner.

You can drive from Wall to Custer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Wall in June; daily highs in Custer reach 73°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vacaville.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, The Farmer's Daughter, Crazy Horse Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

3
nights
Vacaville

Vacaville ©
Vacaville is a city located in Solano County in Northern California. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Ledson Winery & Vineyard, learn about winemaking at Kuleto Estate Winery, and then do a tasting at Brown Estate Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Consolidated Rock & Mineral Shop, contemplate the long history of John Muir National Historic Site, and then identify plant and animal life at Lindsay Wildlife Museum.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vacaville trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Custer to Vacaville. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Custer to Vacaville due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Custer in June, with highs in Vacaville at 91°F and lows at 59°F. You will leave for Yellowstone National Park on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Vacaville

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Helena, Ledson Winery & Vineyard, Lindsay Wildlife Museum, John Muir National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Consolidated Rock & Mineral Shop ©
Consolidated Rock & Mineral Shop
Kuleto Estate Winery ©
Kuleto Estate Winery
Ledson Winery & Vineyard ©
Ledson Winery & Vineyard

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, trek along Artist Point, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellowstone National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Vacaville to Yellowstone National Park with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Vacaville to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Vacaville in July, things will get cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 73°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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