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
Drive
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Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive
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Custer
— 3 nights

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Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River, explore the activities along Lehardy's Rapids, then take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Paintpots, then cruise along Firehole Lake Drive, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally take in the natural beauty of Daisy Geyser.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Yellowstone National Park. In July, daytime highs in Yellowstone National Park are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Pennington.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Pennington

— 1 night
Pennington is a borough in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): walk around Rosedale Park, then walk around Washington Crossing Historic Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tabby's Place: A Cat Sanctuary, and finally do a tasting at Old York Cellars Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Stoney Brook-Millstone Watershed.

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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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Deadwood

— 2 nights
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: get engrossed in the 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.

Traveling by car from Pennington to Deadwood takes 26 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. 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 · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Custer

— 3 nights
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 stroll through 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. Other options: drive. 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 · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips