4 days in La Grange & Badlands National Park Itinerary

4 days in La Grange & Badlands National Park Itinerary

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La Grange
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Drive to Chicago Midway International Airport, Fly to Rapid City Regional Airport, Drive to Badlands National Park
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Badlands National Park
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La Grange — 1 night

La Grange, a suburb of Chicago, is a village in Cook County, in the U.S. state of Illinois. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at Primal Oceans Salt Cave and then trek along Little Red Schoolhouse. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Bachelor Grove Cemetery, then grab your bike and head to Cal Sag BikeTrail, and then admire the sheer force of Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve.

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Chicago to La Grange is an approximately half hour car ride. In August in La Grange, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Badlands National Park.
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Badlands National Park — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Panorama Point Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, then cruise along Loop Road, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on Hurley Butte Horseback Riding, explore the striking landscape at White River Valley Overlook, explore the striking landscape of Bigfoot Pass Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Burns Basin Overlook, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Homestead Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape at Conata Basin Overlook.

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Explore your travel options from La Grange to Badlands National Park with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from La Grange in August since evenings lows in Badlands National Park dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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