11 days in Rapid City, Sterling & Johnstown Itinerary

11 days in Rapid City, Sterling & Johnstown Itinerary

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Rapid City
— 4 nights
Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Sterling
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Sterling
— 2 nights
Drive
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Johnstown
— 3 nights
Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly 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.
Attractions like Bear Country USA and Mount Rushmore National Memorial make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Rapid City side-trips: Custer (Custer State Park, Sylvan Lake, &more). There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, examine the collection at Museum of Geology, take in the exciting artwork at Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries, and wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rapid City day trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Rapid City. In June in Rapid City, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sterling.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Museums · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sterling

— 2 nights
Sterling, Virginia is a census-designated place (CDP) in Loudoun County, Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): have fun at Silver Eagle Group, then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and then stroll around Algonkian Regional Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and then take some stellar pictures from The Point.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sterling attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rapid City to Sterling. Traveling from Rapid City to Sterling, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rapid City in July, Sterling is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 68°F. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off to Johnstown.

Things to do in Sterling

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Johnstown

— 3 nights
Johnstown is a city in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States, west-southwest of Altoona and east of Pittsburgh. Bring the kids along to Great Allegheny Passage and Living Treasures Animal Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Johnstown: Flight 93 National Memorial (in Stoystown), Fallingwater (in Mill Run) and Kings Covered Bridge (in Somerset). And it doesn't end there: catch some excitement at DelGrosso's Amusement Park, stroll around Greenhouse Park, and don't miss a visit to Bedford County Covered Bridge Driving Tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Johnstown online trip planner.

Getting from Sterling to Johnstown by car takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sterling in July, with highs in Johnstown at 78°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Johnstown

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips