19 days in Sioux Falls & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

19 days in Sioux Falls & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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19 days in Sioux Falls & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Sioux Falls
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: San Diego

7
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Explore Sioux Falls' surroundings by going to Split Rock Creek State Park (in Jasper), Pipestone (Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers, Circle Trail, & more) and De Smet (Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie & De Smet Cemetery). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Falls Park, see a show at Washington Pavilion, see the sky in a new way at Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, and examine the collection at Sioux Empire Medical Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sioux Falls trip planner.

San Diego to Sioux Falls is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from San Diego in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sioux Falls, with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Pipestone, De Smet, Corn Palace, Split Rock Creek State Park
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Falls Park ©
Falls Park
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

10
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.
Spend the 9th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Museum of the National Park Ranger. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Artist Point, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, and explore the striking landscape of Mount Washburn.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Sioux Falls to Yellowstone National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sioux Falls to Yellowstone National Park is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Sioux Falls in June, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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