49 days in Badlands National Park, Keystone & Western US Itinerary

49 days in Badlands National Park, Keystone & Western US Itinerary

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Badlands National Park
— 3 nights
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Keystone
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
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Redwood National Park
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
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Canyonlands National Park
— 16 nights
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Arches National Park
— Few hours

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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.
Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Loop Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, trek along Castle Trail, and get great views at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

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Charlotte to Badlands National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Badlands National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in October, expect Badlands National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 65°F and 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Keystone.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

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Keystone

Keystone ©

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 24th (Sat): see the world from above with Black Hills Helicopters. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Presidential Trail, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area, and finally admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road.

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Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Keystone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Badlands National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days in Keystone, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial
Black Hills Helicopters ©
Black Hills Helicopters

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

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.
On the 27th (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, witness a stunning natural landmark at Norris Geyser Basin, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Solitary Geyser.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Keystone in October, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 47°F and lows at 25°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): trek along Jenny Lake Trail, explore the striking landscape of Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, and then cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park trip builder website.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Take a break from Redwood National Park with a short trip to Klamath National Forest in Forks of Salmon, about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 31st (Sat) exploring nature at Redwood National Park. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove, trek along California Coastal Trail, and enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park tour itinerary maker website.

Explore your travel options from Grand Teton National Park to Redwood National Park with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Teton National Park to Redwood National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 64°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip maker site.

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Redwood National Park in November, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 19°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 10th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, don't miss a visit to Pipe Creek Vista, and get great views at Mather Point.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours, then explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then view the masterpieces at Village Gallery of Local Artists.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sedona trip planning tool.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, expect nights in Sedona to be much warmer, around 45°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Off-Road Tours
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 15th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Thor's Hammer, and finally stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop. On your second day here, hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, then hike along Rim Trail, and finally get great views at Sunrise Point.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park route builder.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Sedona in November, plan for little chillier days in Bryce Canyon National Park, with highs around 47°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Angel's Landing.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park route planning website.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in November; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 61°F and lows reach 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

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Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): trot along with a tour on horseback, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Monument Valley online route planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Monument Valley, ranging from highs of 52°F to lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
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Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Off-Road Tours

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Change things up with these side-trips from Canyonlands National Park: Hanksville (Leprechaun Canyon & Moonscape Overlook), Off-Road & ATV Trails (in Capitol Reef National Park) and Blanding (Utah State Route 95 & Hite Crossing Bridge). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Little Wild Horse Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Great Gallery, hike along Murphy Point Trail, and stroll through White Rim Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Monument Valley to Canyonlands National Park in 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Canyonlands National Park can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. You will leave for Arches National Park on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

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Little Wild Horse Canyon ©
Little Wild Horse Canyon
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch, then take some stellar pictures from Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint, and then don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December in Arches National Park, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 15°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arches National Park

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Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Wolfe Ranch ©
Wolfe Ranch
Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint ©
Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint

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