9 days in Keystone, Estes Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

9 days in Keystone, Estes Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Keystone
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Keystone

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, then appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally trek along Presidential Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Keystone trip planner.

Minneapolis to Keystone is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Minneapolis to Keystone, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Minneapolis in June: high temperatures in Keystone hover around 73°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trip

Estes Park

— 2 nights
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
On the 9th (Wed), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then see Off-Road Tours.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Estes Park online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Estes Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Keystone in June; daily highs in Estes Park reach 87°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

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.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Observation Point Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail.

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You can fly from Estes Park to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Estes Park in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip