4 days in Yellowstone National Park & Rapid City Itinerary

4 days in Yellowstone National Park & Rapid City Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Saint Louis
Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h
2
Rapid City
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Saint Louis

2
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring, and get outside with Morning Glory Pool.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park holiday builder.

Saint Louis to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Yellowstone National Park. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint Louis in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
night
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 5th (Sun), get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens and then identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rapid City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Rapid City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Rapid City are a bit warmer (85°F), and nights are much hotter (62°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens

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