10 days in Vandalia & Rapid City Itinerary

10 days in Vandalia & Rapid City Itinerary

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Vandalia
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Rapid City
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Vandalia — 2 nights

Vandalia is a town in Fayette County, Illinois, United States, 69mi northeast of St. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): wander the wide-open spaces of Henry's Rabbit Ranch and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bremer Sanctuary. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of National Road Interpretive Center, and then appreciate the history behind Kaskaskia Dragon.

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San Antonio to Vandalia is an approximately 15-hour car ride. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Antonio in July, with highs in Vandalia at 86°F and lows at 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rapid City.
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Rapid City — 4 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.
Get outdoors at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Off-Road Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wind Cave National Park and Storybook Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Custer State Park (in Custer) and Windcross Conservancy (in Buffalo Gap). Spend the 29th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery, take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, walk around Main Street Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel in the Hills.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Rapid City trip planner.

You can drive from Vandalia to Rapid City in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Vandalia to Rapid City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vandalia in July, Rapid City is little chillier at night with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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