13 days in Yellowstone National Park, Pennington & Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

13 days in Yellowstone National Park, Pennington & Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Pennington
— 1 night
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Deadwood
— 2 nights
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Custer
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, explore the activities along Firehole River, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, then take in the dramatic natural features at Artists’ Paintpots, then admire all the interesting features of Firehole Lake Drive, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally take in the natural beauty of Daisy Geyser.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park road trip planning tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Yellowstone National Park. In July in Yellowstone National Park, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 39°F at night. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pennington.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Lehardy's Rapids ©
Lehardy's Rapids
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

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Pennington

Pennington ©
Pennington is a borough in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): walk around Rosedale Park, then contemplate the long history of Washington Crossing Historic Park, then identify plant and animal life at Tabby's Place: A Cat Sanctuary, and finally do a tasting at Old York Cellars Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Stoney Brook-Millstone Watershed.

Plan trip to Pennington with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yellowstone National Park to Pennington. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Pennington is 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect nights in Pennington to be much hotter, around 68°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 86°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Deadwood.

Things to do in Pennington

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Ringoes, Rosedale Park, Washington Crossing Historic Park
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Washington Crossing Historic Park ©
Washington Crossing Historic Park
Tabby's Place: A Cat Sanctuary ©
Tabby's Place: A Cat Sanctuary
Rosedale Park ©
Rosedale Park

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Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 20th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with Scott Jacobs Studio and then make a trip to Wild Bill. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Adams House, take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town, then appreciate the history behind Tatanka: Story of the Bison, and finally learn about winemaking at Belle Joli Winery Tasting Room.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Deadwood trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pennington to Deadwood. Traveling from Pennington to Deadwood, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pennington in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Deadwood, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Spearfish, Spearfish Falls
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Adams House ©
Adams House
D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery ©
D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum

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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): go for a walk through Sunday Gulch Trail, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Four Mile Old West Town, and then examine the collection at Custer County 1881 Courthouse. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Bicycle Sculpture, see the interesting displays at Pioneer Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Angostura Recreation Area.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Custer tour planning site.

Getting from Deadwood to Custer by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Deadwood in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 53°F in Custer.

Things to do in Custer

Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Hot Springs, Hill City, Bicycle Sculpture
Highlights from your plan
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Pioneer Museum ©
Pioneer Museum

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