13 days in Badlands National Park, Devils Tower & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

13 days in Badlands National Park, Devils Tower & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Devils Tower
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
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Badlands National Park

— 2 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.
When in Badlands National Park, make a side trip to see Hurley Butte Horseback Riding in Interior, approximately Interior away. Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, explore the striking landscape of White River Valley Overlook, and stroll through Yellow Mounds Overlook.

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Newark to Badlands National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Badlands National Park when traveling from Newark in September, with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Devils Tower

— 2 nights
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Wind Circles, take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument, and then go for a walk through Tower Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Hulett Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Rogue's Gallery.

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Getting from Badlands National Park to Devils Tower by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Badlands National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Devils Tower, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 8 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.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, cruise along Firehole Lake Drive, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

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Traveling by flight from Devils Tower to Yellowstone National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Devils Tower - with highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip