3 days in Yellowstone National Park & Badlands National Park Itinerary

3 days in Yellowstone National Park & Badlands National Park Itinerary

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3 days in Yellowstone National Park & Badlands National Park Itinerary

Indianapolis
Fly + taxi:  11​h
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly + taxi:  9​h 45​min
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h
Indianapolis

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Yellowstone National Park

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An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
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Indianapolis to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Indianapolis, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Badlands National Park.

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take a memorable drive along Loop Road and then take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall.

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Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Badlands National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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