14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Portage
Drive:  14​h 45​min
1
Badlands National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Casper
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16​h 30​min
End: Portage

4
nights
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
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.
Explore Badlands National Park's surroundings by going to South Dakota's Original 1880 Town (in Murdo), Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail (in Custer) and Prairie Homestead (in Philip). There's much more to do: cruise along Loop Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, stroll through Yellow Mounds Overlook, and buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Badlands National Park travel tool .

Portage to Badlands National Park is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Portage to Badlands National Park is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Portage in July: highs in Badlands National Park hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Casper.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Philip, Wall, South Dakota's Original 1880 Town, Badlands National Park, Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

2
nights
Casper

Casper ©
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, then steep yourself in history at Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site, then see the interesting displays at Tate Geological Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Bishop House. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Platte River Trails, then stop by Ugly Bug Fly Shop, and then admire the sheer force of Garden Creek Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Casper day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Casper takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Badlands National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Casper, with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Casper

Museums Parks Nature
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Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site ©
Tate Geological Museum ©
Tate Geological Museum

2
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): hike along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, then admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Signal Mountain Summit Road, delve into the lush surroundings at Bridger-Teton National Forest, and then trek along Jenny Lake Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Casper to Grand Teton National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Casper in August, things will get little chillier in Grand Teton National Park: highs are around 78°F and lows about 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Signal Mountain Summit Road ©
Signal Mountain Summit Road

4
nights
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. 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, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and trek along Artist Point.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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