16 days in Wyoming & South Dakota Itinerary

16 days in Wyoming & South Dakota Itinerary

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16 days in Wyoming & South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Jackson Hole
1
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
4
Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Laramie
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Jackson Hole


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1
night
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.
On the 6th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve and then contemplate the waterfront views at Jenny Lake.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole online trip itinerary maker .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Jackson Hole. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 45°F. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
Jenny Lake ©
Jenny Lake

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.
On the 7th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jenny Lake Trail, then cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then contemplate the long history of Mormon Row Historic District.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip builder app .

Getting from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Mormon Row Historic District ©
Mormon Row Historic District

5
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. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 40°F. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

1
night
Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Rogue's Gallery, stop by Devils Tower Trading Post, and then contemplate the geological forces at Devils Tower National Monument.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Devils Tower holiday app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Devils Tower takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, flight, bus, and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with highs in Devils Tower at 79°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Rogue's Gallery
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Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Rogue's Gallery ©
Rogue's Gallery
Devils Tower Trading Post ©
Devils Tower Trading Post

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): browse the different shops at Wall Drug, then admire all the interesting features of Loop Road, and then identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park route builder app .

You can drive from Devils Tower to Badlands National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Devils Tower to Badlands National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Keystone.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Wall Drug
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Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug

2
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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Bring the kids along to Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Windcross Conservancy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Keystone: Custer (Custer State Park, Needles Eye Tunnel, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Mount Rushmore National Memorial and look for gifts at Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Keystone trip maker .

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Keystone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Keystone are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Laramie.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Windcross Conservancy, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

2
nights
Laramie

Laramie ©
Laramie is a city and the county seat of Albany County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll through Snowy Range Ski Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site and then delve into the lush surroundings at Medicine Bow National Forest.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Laramie journey planner .

Traveling by car from Keystone to Laramie takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Keystone in July, plan for little chillier nights in Laramie, with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Laramie

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snowy Range Ski Area
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Snowy Range Ski Area ©
Snowy Range Ski Area

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