9 days in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Yellowstone National Park & Buffalo Gap Itinerary

9 days in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Yellowstone National Park & Buffalo Gap Itinerary

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Buffalo Gap
— 2 nights
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

— 2 nights
Theodore Roosevelt National Park displays Great Plains wildlife such as bison, wild horses, elk, big horn sheep, and prairie dogs in a mixed landscape of expansive prairie and craggy badlands.
On the 11th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park day trip planner.

Minneapolis to Theodore Roosevelt National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Nature · Parks

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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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 73°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Buffalo Gap.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Buffalo Gap

— 2 nights
Buffalo Gap is a town in Custer County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Buffalo Gap trip maker app.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Buffalo Gap by car takes about 8.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Buffalo Gap reach 80°F and lows reach 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Buffalo Gap

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips