9 days in Black Hills & Badlands & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

9 days in Black Hills & Badlands & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Deadwood
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Keystone
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Yellowstone National Park
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Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Explore hidden gems such as Adams Museum and Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary. Get in touch with nature at Roughlock Falls Nature Area and Spearfish Falls. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town, take in the exciting artwork at Termesphere Gallery, and shop like a local with Scott Jacobs Studio.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Deadwood trip planner.

West Bend to Deadwood is an approximately 13-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. June in Deadwood sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum
Adams House ©
Adams House
D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then get interesting insight from Black Hills Helicopters.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Keystone planner.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Keystone takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Deadwood to Keystone is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

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The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute
Black Hills Helicopters ©
Black Hills Helicopters
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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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 24th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, then take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, and finally get outside with Morning Glory Pool. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beryl Spring, then explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. In June, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Keystone - with highs of 66°F and lows of 34°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

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