9 Day Classic National Parks, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone & Grand Teton with the Badlands

3 Rapid City, 1 Cody, 2 Yellowstone National Park, 1 Jackson & 1 Salt Lake City
Flights Los Angeles-Rapid City, Salt Lake City-Los Angeles, 8 nights accommodations, hotel porterage, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Flights Los Angeles-Rapid City, Salt Lake City-Los Angeles
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  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 8 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights Rapid City
    • 1 night Cody
    • 2 nights Yellowstone National Park
    • 1 night Jackson
    • 1 night Salt Lake City
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • 12 meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Badlands National Park, view colorful spires and pinnacles, massive buttes and deep gorges
  • Crazy Horse Memorial, started over 50 years ago and still incomplete
  • Mount Rushmore the iconic massive carved sculpture of the faces of four U.S. presidents
  • Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872 as the first national park in the United States
  • Discover dramatic Grand Teton National Park with its jagged peaks, glaciers, lakes and dense forests
  • Salt Lake City Tabernacle, home of the world-famous Tabernacle Choir and Temple Square
Day By Day Itinerary

All sightseeing and itinerary inclusions are subject to favorable weather conditions and seasonality. In those instances, and until the roads are available for travel, often unpredictable until the last moment, roads, routes and sites will be amended.

DAY 1, Friday - Arrive in Rapid City
Arrive in Rapid City, gateway to South Dakota's Black Hills and iconic Mount Rushmore. The city's downtown displays life-size bronze sculptures of past U.S. presidents. Transfer independently to the hotel. The rest of the evening is at leisure to discover Rapid City's restaurants and nightlife on your own
Overnight: Rapid City

DAY 2, Saturday - Badlands National Park, Wall Drug Store
After breakfast, visit Badlands National Park to see some of the most spectacular scenery in the region. Afterward, continue to Wall Drug, known for its roadside signs and free water. Spend a relaxed lunch before returning to Rapid City for an afternoon at leisure. This evening, enjoy a drink during an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers
Overnight: Rapid City
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3, Sunday - Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore
This morning, head to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, featuring the faces of four American presidents. This afternoon, visit the Crazy Horse Memorial honoring the heritage, tradition, and culture of North American Indians. After lunch on your own, return to Rapid City. Tonight, celebrate your arrival with dinner
Overnight: Rapid City
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Monday - Drive to Cody
Morning departure to Sheridan, Wyoming set halfway between Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore, with its dramatic vistas of the striking Big Horn Mountains. After lunch, continue to Cody for an evening at leisure
Overnight: Cody
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Tuesday - Arrive in Yellowstone, Hayden Valley
Travel to Yellowstone National Park, home to famed "Old Faithful." Upon arrival, cross over the Yellowstone River into the Lower Loop. Continue towards the Hayden Valley. See the Mud Volcano, and be on the lookout for bison, bears, elk, and eagles in this sweeping glacial valley
Overnight: Yellowstone National Park
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Wednesday - Explore Yellowstone, Old Faithful
Begin the day with a visit to the dramatic Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Then on to Mammoth Hot Springs. Continue to the Lower Geyser Basin to Fountain Paint Pots along the Firehole River. Conclude the day at legendary "Old Faithful"
Overnight: Yellowstone National Park
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Thursday - Grand Teton National Park
Depart Yellowstone for Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming. Multiple photo stops on your way to Colter Bay where you stop at the visitor center. Visit the Chapel of the Transfiguration, before departing for Jackson. Arrive and check into the hotel. Afterward, spend time at leisure
Overnight: Jackson
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Friday - Salt Lake City
Today, leave Wyoming for Salt Lake City, Utah. Here, tour historic Temple Square* in the heart of downtown. Also located on the Square is the domed Tabernacle, home of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. At this evening's dinner, share wonderful memories of your adventure
*Some departures will feature alternate sightseeing due to local events. Details to be advised locally.
Overnight: Salt Lake City
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Saturday - Return Home
Transfer independently to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

National Parks route and program may vary according to weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety issues and wildlife migration patterns.

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Notes :
  • For arrival and departure on North America packages with US gateways, transfers are not included with Air & Land packages nor available on an optional basis.
  • See Trip Preparation -> Arrival & Departure for more information regarding options to transfer to your hotel.
  • Triple rooms consist of two double/queen beds for three persons; where available, a fee may be charged by the hotel for the addition of a cot/rollaway.
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. .
Not Included
  • Transfers, optional tours and gratuities

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.