15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Roscoe
Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Wind Cave National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h
3
Hardin
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Gardiner
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Moose
— 3 nights
Drive:  20​h
End: Roscoe

2
nights
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Crazy Horse Memorial has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Yellow Mounds Overlook and then take in the dramatic natural features at Homestead Overlook.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park sightseeing planner.

Roscoe to Badlands National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Roscoe in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Badlands National Park: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Crazy Horse Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook
Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Homestead Overlook ©
Homestead Overlook

few
hours
Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
You've now added Wind Cave National Park to your itinerary.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Wind Cave National Park day trip site .

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Wind Cave National Park in 2 hours. Traveling from Badlands National Park in September, expect nights in Wind Cave National Park to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are little chillier, around 71°F. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hardin.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park

1
night
Hardin

Hardin
Hardin is a city in and the county seat of Big Horn County, Montana, United States. For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hardin road trip site .

You can drive from Wind Cave National Park to Hardin in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. September in Hardin sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Gardiner.

Things to do in Hardin

Historic Sites Parks Tours

1
night
Gardiner

Gardiner
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gardiner trip planner .

Drive from Hardin to Gardiner in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Hardin in September; daily highs in Gardiner reach 64°F and lows reach 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Gardiner

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Old Gardiner Road

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Artists’ Paintpots, Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, Tower Fall, and other attractions you added. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to West Thumb Geyser Basin and Uncle Tom's Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Loop Road and Firehole Canyon Drive. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Old Faithful Visitor Education Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, explore the activities along Dragon's Mouth Springs, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Terrace Spring.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Gardiner to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Yellowstone National Park are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Moose.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

3
nights
Moose

Moose ©
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. You'll discover tucked-away gems like 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and Hidden Falls. Take a break from the city and head to String Lake and Teton Point Turnout. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Cascade Canyon, trek along Hermitage Point, take in the awesome beauty at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, and snap pictures at Snake River Bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Moose trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Moose takes 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in Moose are somewhat warmer (68°F), and nights are about the same (38°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moose

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
String Lake ©
String Lake
Cascade Canyon ©
Cascade Canyon
Teton Point Turnout ©
Teton Point Turnout

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