9 days in Keystone, Jackson Hole & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

9 days in Keystone, Jackson Hole & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Keystone, Jackson Hole & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Denver
+3
train + foot + Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
1
Keystone
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + train:  4​h 45​min
End: Denver

2
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Big Thunder Gold Mine and Rushmore Tramway Adventures. Step off the beaten path and head to Black Hills National Forest and Prairie Berry Winery. The adventure continues: cruise along Needles Highway and explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Keystone trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Denver to Keystone is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of train, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Denver in May, things will get slightly colder in Keystone: highs are around 59°F and lows about 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Needles Highway, Black Hills National Forest, Prairie Berry Winery
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Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine
Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

3
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chapel of the Transfiguration and Our Lady Of The Mountains. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jenny Lake and Jackson Hole Rodeo. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Antelope Flats, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rendezvous Mountain, and shop like a local with Hines Goldsmiths.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Keystone to Jackson Hole takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. In May in Jackson Hole, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Chapel of the Transfiguration, 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive
Highlights from your plan
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
Jenny Lake ©
Jenny Lake
Jackson Hole Rodeo ©
Jackson Hole Rodeo

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Firehole Canyon Drive and Uncle Tom's Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, trek along Artist Point, and look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in May, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 53°F and lows about 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road

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