9 days in Badlands National Park & Redwood National Park Itinerary

9 days in Badlands National Park & Redwood National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Badlands National Park & Redwood National Park Itinerary

Start: Bangor
Drive:  20​h
1
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  25​h 45​min
2
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  53​h
End: Bangor

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Delta-09 Missile Silo, browse the exhibits of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and finally cruise along Loop Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Wall Drug, take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Badlands National Park day trip planner.

Bangor to Badlands National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bangor to Badlands National Park. In October in Badlands National Park, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 36°F at night. You will leave for Redwood National Park on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Wall, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Badlands National Park
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Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 4th (Fri), hike along Redwood National Park. On the next day, hike along Trillium Falls Hike, then make a trip to Big Tree, and then take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park journey maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Badlands National Park to Redwood National Park. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Badlands National Park in October since evenings lows in Redwood National Park dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trip

Big Tree
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike

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