10 days in Syracuse & Rapid City Itinerary

10 days in Syracuse & Rapid City Itinerary

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Syracuse
— 3 nights
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Rapid City
— 6 nights
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Syracuse

— 3 nights
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Syracuse: Watkins Glen State Park (in Watkins Glen), Barnstormer Winery (in Rock Stream) and Shalestone Vineyards (in Lodi). There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, don't miss a visit to Clinton Square, visit a coastal fixture at Verona Beach lighthouse, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rosamond Gifford Zoo.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Syracuse trip planner.

New York City to Syracuse is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 57°F in Syracuse. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Syracuse

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Rapid City

— 6 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Badlands National Park (Badlands Wall, Loop Road, &more), Custer (Wildlife Loop Road & Custer State Park) and Keystone (Mount Rushmore National Memorial & Breezy Point Picnic Area). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument, find something for the whole family at Storybook Island, and visit Downtown Rapid City.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rapid City online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Syracuse to Rapid City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Syracuse to Rapid City is minus 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips