14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
1
Badlands National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Salt Lake City

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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.
For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park online tour itinerary planner .

Salt Lake City to Badlands National Park is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 42°F in Badlands National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens, and then wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rapid City tour itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Rapid City in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park in May, you will find days in Rapid City are a bit cooler (65°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Custer, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): hit the slopes at Deer Valley Resort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon and then hit the slopes at Park City Mountain Resort.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City road trip planner .

You can fly from Rapid City to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rapid City in May: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 72°F and lows are around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Park City
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Park City Mountain Resort ©
Park City Mountain Resort
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort

4
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Family-friendly places like Grand Teton and Blacktail Ponds Overlook will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jackson Hole: West Yellowstone (Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center & Yellowstone Big Gun Fun) and Glacier View Turnout (in Moose). Next up on the itinerary: gain interesting insight with National Museum of Wildlife Art, make a trip to Town Square, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rendezvous Mountain, and explore the striking landscape of Jackson Lake Overlook.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, expect Jackson Hole to be little chillier, temps between 60°F and 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, West Yellowstone
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Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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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.
Family-friendly places like Lamar Valley and Hayden Valley will thrill your kids. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, hike along North Rim Trail, and get great views at Lookout Point.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in June, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) 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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