8 days in Continental USA Itinerary

8 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA sightseeing planner

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Keystone
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Keystone

— 2 nights

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 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area, admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Keystone trip planner.

Huntley to Keystone is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Huntley to Keystone, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Keystone is slightly colder than Huntley - with highs of 77°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, stroll through Lone Star Geyser, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Keystone in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails