15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Rapid City
Drive:  30​min
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Crazy Horse
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Rapid City
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
Spearfish
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Devils Tower
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Deadwood

2
days
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Horse Thief Lake, Naked Winery South Dakota and Black Hills. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): learn about winemaking at Naked Winery South Dakota. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Horse Thief Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidential Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Black Hills, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Keystone attractions site .

Rapid City to Keystone is an approximately half hour car ride. In June, daily temperatures in Keystone can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Crazy Horse.

Things to do in Keystone

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Black Hills, Naked Winery South Dakota
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Horse Thief Lake ©
Horse Thief Lake
Black Hills ©
Black Hills

1
day
Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Needles Eye Tunnel as well as Crazy Horse Memorial. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum @ Black Hills Institute, and then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Crazy Horse road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Keystone to Crazy Horse takes an hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Keystone in June since evenings lows in Crazy Horse dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Crazy Horse

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, Needles Eye Tunnel
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Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute

2
days
Hot Springs

Hot Springs
Hot Springs is a city in Fall River County, South Dakota, United States. To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs road trip site .

Drive from Crazy Horse to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. In June in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 46°F at night. On the 27th (Wed), you're off toBadlands National Park.

Things to do in Hot Springs

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

2
days
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, explore and take pictures at Loop Road, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug Store. On the next day, get out in the countryside at Prairie Homestead, trek along Notch Trail, and then explore the striking landscape of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park online holiday planner .

You can drive from Hot Springs to Badlands National Park in 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hot Springs to Badlands National Park is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Philip, Wall Drug
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Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead

4
days
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Rapid City is known for wildlife, museums, zoos & aquariums, fun & games, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Reptile Gardens, get your game on at Cosmos Mystery Area, examine the collection at Museum of Geology, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel In the Hills.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rapid City road trip planning tool .

Drive from Badlands National Park to Rapid City in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. June in Rapid City sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off toSpearfish.

Things to do in Rapid City

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills
Cosmos Mystery Area ©
Cosmos Mystery Area

2
days
Spearfish

Spearfish ©
Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mt Roosevelt Monument, Center of the Nation Monument and Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): look for gifts at Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates, see the interesting displays at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, and then take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Center of the Nation Monument, then don't miss a visit to Mt Roosevelt Monument, and then see the interesting displays at Tatanka: Story of the Bison.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Spearfish trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Rapid City to Spearfish in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Rapid City in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Spearfish, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Spearfish

#Museums, #Scenic Drive, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Deadwood, Center of the Nation Monument, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame
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Tatanka: Story of the Bison ©
Tatanka: Story of the Bison

2
days
Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
You've now added Devil's Tower National Monument Visitor Center to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Keyhole State Park, admire the masterpieces at Rogue's Gallery, and then get answers to all your questions at Devil's Tower National Monument Visitor Center. On your second day here, look for gifts at Devils Tower Trading Post and then get impressive views of Devils Tower National Monument.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Devils Tower holiday builder tool .

Traveling by car from Spearfish to Devils Tower takes an hour. The time zone difference when traveling from Spearfish to Devils Tower is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Devils Tower can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Devils Tower

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Keyhole State Park, Rogue's Gallery
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Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Keyhole State Park ©
Keyhole State Park

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