8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Fort Worth
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Dodge City
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
Wall
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Rapid City
— 3 nights
Drive:  19​h
Fort Worth
— Few hours
End: Fort Worth

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night
Dodge City

Dodge City
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. On the 1st (Sat), appreciate the history behind El Capitan.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dodge City road trip site .

Fort Worth to Dodge City is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Fort Worth in September, expect Dodge City to be little chillier, temps between 86°F and 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for Wall.

2
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Wall Drug, learn about all things military at Delta-09 Missile Silo, get to know the fascinating history of Prairie Homestead, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at White River Valley Overlook, and finally take some stellar pictures from Yellow Mounds Overlook.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Wall day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Dodge City to Wall takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dodge City in September: high temperatures in Wall hover around 81°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Wall

#Museums, #Shopping, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Prairie Homestead
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Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

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.
You'll explore and learn at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center. Do your shopping at Scott Jacobs Studio and Pawnseum. Venture out of the city with trips to Deadwood (Mount Moriah Cemetery & Days of '76 Museum) and Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame (in Sturgis). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Geology, explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park, do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars, and take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rapid City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Wall to Rapid City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Wall in September, expect nights in Rapid City to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are little chillier, around 75°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Fri) before leaving for Fort Worth.

Things to do in Rapid City

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Deadwood, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery
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Museum of Geology ©
Museum of Geology
Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center ©

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Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and then wander the streets of Sundance Square.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fort Worth travel route site .

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Rapid City to Fort Worth in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rapid City to Fort Worth is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rapid City in September; daily highs in Fort Worth reach 92°F and lows reach 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Worth

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods
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