11 days in Sturgis, Western US & Fargo Itinerary

11 days in Sturgis, Western US & Fargo Itinerary

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Drive to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Fly to Rapid City Regional Airport, Drive to Sturgis
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Sturgis
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Twin Falls
— 3 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Billings
Fly
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Fargo
— 1 night
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Sturgis

— 1 night
Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Adams House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Black Hill National Cemetery, and then do a tasting at Belle Joli Winery Sparkling House.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sturgis day trip planning site.

Rochester to Sturgis is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Rochester in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sturgis, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sturgis

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 4th (Sat), get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beryl Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Paintpots, admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Sturgis to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In September, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Sturgis - with highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Twin Falls

— 3 nights
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Snake River Canyon Trail and Rock Creek Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Adam's Gulch Loop and Crossings Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Twin Falls: Oregon Trail (in Glenns Ferry), Fisher Creek Trail (in Ketchum) and Thousand Springs State Park (in Hagerman). There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Pillar Falls.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Twin Falls trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Twin Falls takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Twin Falls at 76°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 1 night

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, then get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, then admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Bullhead Lake and then explore the activities along Fishercap Lake.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park road trip website.

You can fly from Twin Falls to Glacier National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Twin Falls in September, things will get a bit cooler in Glacier National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Great Falls

— 1 night
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Great Falls itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Great Falls by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. September in Great Falls sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 44°F at night. You will leave for Billings on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Billings

Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Billings online visit planner.

You can drive from Great Falls to Billings in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Great Falls in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 50°F in Billings. You'll set off for Fargo on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Fargo

— 1 night
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fargo travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Billings to Fargo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Fargo can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Outdoors