7 days in Black Hills & Badlands, Grand Teton National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

7 days in Black Hills & Badlands, Grand Teton National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  7 h
1
Wall
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Keystone
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
3
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h
End: Kansas City

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 11th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Wall trip itinerary builder.

Kansas City to Wall is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Wall is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kansas City in June since evenings lows in Wall dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Keystone.

Things to do in Wall

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook

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.
On the 13th (Sat), trek along Presidential Trail, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area, and finally cruise along Iron Mountain Road.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Keystone trip planning tool.

You can drive from Wall to Keystone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Wall in June, expect Keystone to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Iron Mountain Road
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail

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 14th (Sun): stroll through Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, then explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Grand Teton National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Traveling from Keystone in June, plan for little chillier nights in Grand Teton National Park, with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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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 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring, and get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 66°F and 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

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