17 days in Sioux City & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

17 days in Sioux City & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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17 days in Sioux City & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Joplin
Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Sioux City
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 15​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 13 nights
Drive:  19​h
End: Joplin

2
nights
Sioux City

Sioux City ©
Sioux City is a city in Woodbury and Plymouth counties in the northwestern part of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, stroll through SculptureWalk Sioux Falls, and then shop like a local with Jolly Time Museum and Koated Kernels Shoppe. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Spirit of Siouxland Statue, deepen your understanding at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Escapades Escape Rooms.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sioux City trip planner .

Joplin to Sioux City is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Joplin in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 48°F in Sioux City. You'll set off for Yellowstone National Park on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Sioux City

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Sioux Falls
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13
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (in West Yellowstone) and Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park). Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner .

Getting from Sioux City to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Sioux City in May, expect Yellowstone National Park to be colder, temps between 53°F and 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, Grand Teton
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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