6 days in Wyoming, Keystone & Rapid City Itinerary

6 days in Wyoming, Keystone & Rapid City Itinerary

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6 days in Wyoming, Keystone & Rapid City Itinerary

Start: Montgomery
+2
Bus + Subway + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Rapid City
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Subway + Bus:  8​h
End: Montgomery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): hike along Cascade Canyon Trail and then identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Montgomery to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Montgomery, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Artist Point, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip maker website .

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): find something for the whole family at Rushmore Tramway Adventures, explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Keystone road trip website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: high temperatures in Keystone hover around 71°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Rapid City.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Breezy Point Picnic Area ©
Breezy Point Picnic Area

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night
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Chapel in the Hills and then get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rapid City trip maker app .

Rapid City is just a stone's throw from Keystone. Traveling from Keystone in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rapid City, with lows of 53°F. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills

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