9 days in Keystone & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

9 days in Keystone & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Keystone & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Hastings
Drive:  8​h
1
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
End: Hastings

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Big Thunder Gold Mine and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

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Hastings to Keystone is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hastings to Keystone. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hastings in June; daily highs in Keystone reach 73°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine

6
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.
Visiting Fishing Bridge General Store and Hayden Valley will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: hike along Artist Point, explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Keystone in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 66°F and 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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