11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Smyrna
Drive:  18​h 45​min
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Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Great Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Post Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
5
Provo
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
6
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  17​h
End: Smyrna

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold Factory Tour. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars and then don't miss a visit to Dinosaur Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, then find something for the whole family at Storybook Island, and then wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rapid City visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Denver to Rapid City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Denver in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rapid City: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 57°F at night. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors Parks
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Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens

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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Helena.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Helena trip planner.

Getting from Rapid City to Helena by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Helena can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Great Falls.

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Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena

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Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and St. Ann Cathedral. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, trek along River's Edge Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Springs State Park, and walk around Gibson Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Great Falls trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Helena to Great Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Great Falls sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 39°F at night. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Post Falls.

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First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
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Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©

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Post Falls

Post Falls ©
Post Falls is a city in Kootenai County, Idaho, between Coeur d'Alene and Spokane, Washington. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, take in the history at Old Mission State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Falls Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Post Falls itinerary planning site .

Getting from Great Falls to Post Falls by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Great Falls to Post Falls, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Post Falls, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 51°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Wed) before leaving for Provo.

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Old Mission State Park, Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch
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Falls Park ©
Falls Park
Old Mission State Park ©
Old Mission State Park
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch

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Provo

Provo ©
Provo is the third-largest city in the U.S. On the 6th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Provo City Center Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Provo road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Post Falls to Provo. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Post Falls to Provo due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Post Falls in June: highs in Provo hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

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Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Provo City Center Temple ©
Provo City Center Temple

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Provo to Denver takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Denver sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 55°F at night. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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Trinity United Methodist Church ©
Trinity United Methodist Church

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