27 days in Western US & Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

27 days in Western US & Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

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27 days in Western US & Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
5
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Bozeman
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Newark

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, casinos, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas online tour planner .

Newark to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Newark in July, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 104°F and 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, trek along Panorama Trail, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 83°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

For more things to do and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco route maker site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 57°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and then work some fitness into your day at Discovery Park.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Seattle hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, and explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in July, you will find days in Glacier National Park are a bit warmer (85°F), and nights are little chillier (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

1
night
Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then examine the collection at American Computer Museum.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Bozeman route builder website .

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Bozeman in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Bozeman can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Bozeman

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©

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.
On the 18th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Yellowstone National Park trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Bozeman to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bozeman in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 73°F and lows at 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

3
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.
Spend the 22nd (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Taggart Lake, take a memorable drive along Teton Park Road, trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Teton Raptor Center, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and then shop like a local with Mangelsen Images of Nature.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole journey tool .

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Jackson Hole by car takes about an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Jackson Hole can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Deadwood.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Mangelsen Images of Nature ©
Mangelsen Images of Nature
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Broken Boot Gold Mine, take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and then get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Deadwood trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Jackson Hole to Deadwood in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Jackson Hole to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jackson Hole in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Deadwood, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Deadwood

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Spearfish
Highlights from your plan
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway ©
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
Broken Boot Gold Mine ©
Broken Boot Gold Mine

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