8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Badlands National Park
— Few hours
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Keystone
— 1 night
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Spearfish
— 1 night
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Devils Tower
— Few hours
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
On the 23rd (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Yellow Mounds Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and then take a memorable drive along Loop Road.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Badlands National Park trip planner.

Kalamazoo to Badlands National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Kalamazoo in July, expect nights in Badlands National Park to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 91°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

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Keystone

Keystone ©

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Needles, Black Hills, Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, and other attractions. On the 23rd (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, hike along Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Hills, take in the awesome beauty at The Needles, then find something for the whole family at Rush Mountain Adventure Park, and finally Head underground at Jewel Cave National Monument.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Keystone tour itinerary app.

Drive from Badlands National Park to Keystone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park in July, things will get little chillier in Keystone: highs are around 80°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Spearfish.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Black Hills Helicopters ©
Black Hills Helicopters

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Spearfish

Spearfish
Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Plan trip to Spearfish with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Keystone to Spearfish by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Keystone to Spearfish is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Spearfish

Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Devils Tower

Devils Tower
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Devils Tower trip builder website.

Drive from Spearfish to Devils Tower in an hour. The time zone difference when traveling from Spearfish to Devils Tower is minus 1 hour. In July in Devils Tower, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 25th (Sun), you're off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Aurum Geyser, then trek along Mystic Falls Trail, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Solitary Geyser.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park travel planning tool.

You can drive from Devils Tower to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Devils Tower in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©

Mountains of the Imagination

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 27th (Tue): cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): hike along Jenny Lake Trail, trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Taggart Lake, then take in the dramatic natural features at Inspiration Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Cascade Canyon.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park road trip app.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
National Park Float Trips ©
National Park Float Trips
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

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