16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Lexington
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Rapid City
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
3
Denver
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Pittsburgh

3
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Let the collections at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Louisville Mega Cavern and Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lexington: Saunders Springs Nature Preserve (in Radcliff) and Four Roses Bourbon - Warehouse and Bottling Facility (in Coxs Creek). The adventure continues: catch the contagious excitement of Keeneland and experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lexington journey builder app .

Pittsburgh to Lexington is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. October in Lexington sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Lexington

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Louisville, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Saunders Springs Nature Preserve, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Keeneland ©
Keeneland

3
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Get outdoors at Black Hills National Forest and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Custer State Park (in Custer), Wind Cave National Park (in Wind Cave National Park) and Windcross Conservancy (in Buffalo Gap). Pack the 15th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, explore the striking landscape at Panorama Point Overlook, cruise along Loop Road, and take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center.

Before you visit Rapid City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Lexington to Rapid City in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lexington in October, with highs in Rapid City at 62°F and lows at 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Rapid City

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Custer, Keystone, Wind Cave National Park, Windcross Conservancy
Highlights from your plan
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

4
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
You'll explore and learn at Colorado Model Railroad Museum and Denver Art Museum. Visiting Hallett Peak and Fossil Trace Golf Club will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Humane Society of Boulder Valley (in Boulder), Plains Conservation Center (in Aurora) and Spas & Wellness (in Estes Park). The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, stop by Belmar, and steep yourself in history at Union Station.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver visit planner .

Getting from Rapid City to Denver by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Denver

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Fossil Trace Golf Club, Spas & Wellness, Belmar, Hallett Peak, Humane Society of Boulder Valley
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Model Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Model Railroad Museum
Hallett Peak ©
Hallett Peak
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

3
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Escape the urban bustle at Rockwoods Reservation and Saint Louis Zoo. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Gateway Arch and Missouri Botanical Garden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint Louis: Stone Hill Winery (in Hermann) and Pinckney Bend Distillery (in New Haven). The adventure continues: examine the collection at City Museum, identify plant and animal life at Sachs Butterfly House, admire the natural beauty at Jewel Box, and explore the world behind art at Saint Louis Art Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Saint Louis trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Denver to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Saint Louis due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in October, Saint Louis is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Sachs Butterfly House, Stone Hill Winery, Rockwoods Reservation, Pinckney Bend Distillery
Highlights from your plan
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
City Museum ©
City Museum

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