8 days in Yellowstone National Park & Rapid City Itinerary

8 days in Yellowstone National Park & Rapid City Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
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Rapid City
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Elephant Back Mountain and Grand Teton. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon, identify plant and animal life at Old Gardiner Road, and make a trip to The 45th Parallel.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park holiday builder website.

Albuquerque to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Albuquerque in December, expect Yellowstone National Park to be colder, temps between 23°F and 3°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Elephant Back Mountain ©
Elephant Back Mountain
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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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.
Attractions like Storybook Island and Terry Peak Ski Area make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rapid City: Deadwood (Mount Moriah Cemetery & Historic Old Town), Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone) and Custer (Sylvan Lake & Needles Eye Tunnel). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Dinosaur Park and see the interesting displays at The Journey Museum and Learning Center.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rapid City trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Rapid City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December, expect Rapid City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°F and 16°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Deadwood, Custer, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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