15 days in Yellowstone National Park & Keystone Itinerary

15 days in Yellowstone National Park & Keystone Itinerary

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15 days in Yellowstone National Park & Keystone Itinerary

Start: Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 11 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
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Keystone
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Yellowstone National Park

11
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.
Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Gardiner to see Horseback Riding Tours about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 28th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. On the 3rd (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, and don't miss a visit to Artist Point.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park journey planning website .

Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton, Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): trek along Presidential Trail, then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally view the masterpieces at Insideout. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area, take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road, then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, and finally look for gifts at Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Keystone trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: high temperatures in Keystone hover around 80°F and lows are around 53°F. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Custer, Insideout
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

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