7 days in Yellowstone National Park & South Dakota Itinerary

7 days in Yellowstone National Park & South Dakota Itinerary

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Bus to Cedar Rapids, Fly to Jackson
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Keystone
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Yellowstone Lake. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, and take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail.

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Dubuque to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Dubuque, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Keystone

— 1 night

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 7th (Fri), make a trip to Mount Coolidge, admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

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You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, expect Keystone to be a bit warmer, temps between 59°F and 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.