7 days in Yellowstone National Park, South Dakota & Ishpeming Itinerary

7 days in Yellowstone National Park, South Dakota & Ishpeming Itinerary

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7 days in Yellowstone National Park, South Dakota & Ishpeming Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
2
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Ishpeming
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
On the 6th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then admire all the interesting features of Artist Point, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and then take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online travel planner .

New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in August, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 70°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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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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 8th (Sat), have fun at Cosmos Mystery Area, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rapid City trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Rapid City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Rapid City are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are warmer (60°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ishpeming.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Custer, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA

1
night
Ishpeming

Ishpeming ©
Ishpeming is a city in Marquette County in the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, then admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishpeming trip itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rapid City to Ishpeming. The time zone difference when traveling from Rapid City to Ishpeming is 2 hours. In August, Ishpeming is little chillier than Rapid City - with highs of 73°F and lows of 53°F. On the 11th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Ishpeming

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Marquette
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Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

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