14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Keystone
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Wounded Knee
— Few hours
Drive:  8​h
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: New York City

3
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 13th (Wed), admire all the interesting features of Big Thunder Gold Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial, and then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Keystone trip itinerary planner .

New York City to Keystone is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Keystone to be slightly colder, temps between 75°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Custer, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Crazy Horse Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall and then take a memorable drive along Loop Road.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park trip planner .

Drive from Keystone to Badlands National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Keystone to Badlands National Park is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Wounded Knee.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

few
hours
Wounded Knee

Wounded Knee
Wounded Knee is a census-designated place in Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota, United States. For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Wounded Knee day trip planner .

Getting from Badlands National Park to Wounded Knee by car takes about 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Badlands National Park to Wounded Knee. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Wounded Knee

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

7
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, trek along Artist Point, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park holiday planning website .

You can drive from Wounded Knee to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Wounded Knee in June, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 66°F and lows at 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, then identify plant and animal life at National Elk Refuge, then don't miss a visit to Town Square, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Oxbow Bend Turnout, Grand Teton National Park.

To see photos and other tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Jackson Hole
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Town Square ©
Town Square

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