6 days in Wyoming & South Dakota Itinerary

6 days in Wyoming & South Dakota Itinerary

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6 days in Wyoming & South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
3
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Nashville


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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 16th (Wed), trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at String Lake.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grand Teton National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Nashville to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Nashville in October; daily highs in Grand Teton National Park reach 55°F and lows reach 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
String Lake ©
String Lake

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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 17th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, explore the striking landscape of Gibbon Falls, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

Make your Yellowstone National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 47°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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Artists’ Paintpots ©
Artists’ Paintpots
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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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.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, then trek along Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead, and then explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Saddle Pass Trail, explore the striking landscape at White River Valley Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Burns Basin Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Homestead Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Conata Basin Overlook, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park trip builder app .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi from West Yellowstone to Badlands National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in October, with highs in Badlands National Park at 65°F and lows at 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Badlands National Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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