12 days in Yellowstone National Park, Bozeman & Badlands National Park Itinerary

12 days in Yellowstone National Park, Bozeman & Badlands National Park Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
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Badlands National Park
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

— 6 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, and cruise along Lamar Valley.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online holiday planner.

New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 27°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Bozeman.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Bozeman

— 2 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Montana Grizzly Encounter and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bozeman trip tool.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Bozeman takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, expect Bozeman to be somewhat warmer, temps between 65°F and 37°F. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Bozeman

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Badlands National Park

— 3 nights
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Loop Road, take some stellar pictures from Pinnacles Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at White River Valley Overlook.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park trip website.

You can fly from Bozeman to Badlands National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In May in Badlands National Park, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 42°F at night. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip