8 days in Keystone, Yellowstone National Park & Sun Valley Itinerary

8 days in Keystone, Yellowstone National Park & Sun Valley Itinerary

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8 days in Keystone, Yellowstone National Park & Sun Valley Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Sun Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
You've now added Mount Rushmore National Memorial to your itinerary. On the 1st (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Big Thunder Gold Mine, then pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then trek along Presidential Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Keystone day trip website .

Saint Louis to Keystone is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis to Keystone, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Saint Louis in June: high temperatures in Keystone hover around 26°C and lows are around 10°C. You'll set off for Yellowstone National Park on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine

3
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.
Get outdoors at Artist Point and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook.

To see ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Keystone in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sun Valley.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

1
night
Sun Valley

Sun Valley ©
Sun Valley is a resort city in Blaine County in central Idaho, in the western United States. On the 6th (Sat), grab your bike and head to Wood River Trail and then don't miss a visit to Sun Valley Resort.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sun Valley journey website .

Explore your travel options from Yellowstone National Park to Sun Valley with the Route module. In July, Sun Valley is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 34°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sun Valley

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Wood River Trail
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Sun Valley Resort ©
Sun Valley Resort

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