8 days in Badlands National Park & Grand Teton National Park Itinerary

8 days in Badlands National Park & Grand Teton National Park Itinerary

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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
2
Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights

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.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then don't miss a visit to Pinnacles Overlook. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook, explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape at White River Valley Overlook.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Badlands National Park online itinerary planner.

Rogers to Badlands National Park is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rogers to Badlands National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rogers in July: highs in Badlands National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook

4
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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.
Attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Teton National Park: Yellowstone National Park (Artist Point, Mount Washburn, &more). There's much more to do: hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, take in the awesome beauty at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jenny Lake Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Badlands National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Badlands National Park in July, expect Grand Teton National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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