12 days in Lava Hot Springs & Yankton Itinerary

12 days in Lava Hot Springs & Yankton Itinerary

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Lava Hot Springs

— 6 nights
Lava Hot Springs is a city in Bannock County, Idaho, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Lava Hot Springs and Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Get some cultural insight at Golden Spike National Historic Site and Eccles Community Art Center. Get out of town with these interesting Lava Hot Springs side-trips: Ogden (Hill Aerospace Museum & Smith and Edwards), Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge (in Brigham City) and Museum of Clean (in Pocatello). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Idaho Potato Museum, ski along the peaceful trails at Baker Ranch, indulge in some personalized pampering at Lava Hot Springs Massage Therapy, and get engrossed in the history at The Bank of Montpelier.

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Sioux City to Lava Hot Springs is an approximately 15.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sioux City to Lava Hot Springs is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sioux City in September since evenings lows in Lava Hot Springs dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yankton.

Things to do in Lava Hot Springs

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yankton

— 4 nights
Yankton is a city in, and the county seat of, Yankton County, South Dakota, United States. Appreciate the collections at Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park and Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village. Get outdoors at Lewis and Clark Recreation Area and Gavin's Point Dam. Get out of town with these interesting Yankton side-trips: National Music Museum (in Vermillion), Dimock Dairy (in Dimock) and Mitchell (Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle & Corn Palace). There's much more to do: take in the views from Meridian Highway Bridge, walk around Fantle Memorial Park, and take an in-depth tour of Mead Cultural Education Center.

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You can drive from Lava Hot Springs to Yankton in 15 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Lava Hot Springs in September, Yankton is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Yankton

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips