12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Athol
— 2 nights
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Chisholm
— 1 night
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Fargo
— 1 night

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Bear Country USA. Get out of town with these interesting Rapid City side-trips: Black Hills Helicopters (in Keystone) and Custer (Iron Mountain Road, Sylvan Lake, &more). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, look for gifts at Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium, and get a taste of the local shopping with Suzie Cappa Art Center.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City visit planning tool.

Chicago to Rapid City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Rapid City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, plan for little chillier nights in Rapid City, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Wildlife Area
Bear Country USA
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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

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.
Bring the kids along to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, trek along Trout Lake Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, and take a memorable drive along Lamar Valley.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park planner.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Rapid City in August, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are slightly colder (70°F), and nights are cooler (38°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Athol.

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Old Faithful
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Athol

Athol ©
Athol is a city in Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 1st (Tue), kick back and relax at Sandpoint City Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pend Oreille, and then take a tour by water with Lake Pend Oreille Cruises.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Athol vacation maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yellowstone National Park to Athol. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Athol due to the time zone difference. In August, Athol is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 84°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chisholm.

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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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State Park
Farragut State Park
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1
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Chisholm

Chisholm
Chisholm is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chisholm planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Athol to Chisholm. The time zone difference when traveling from Athol to Chisholm is 2 hours. September in Chisholm sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 44°F at night. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Chisholm

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, look for all kinds of wild species at Bluestem Prairie Preserve, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church, and finally play a few rounds at Edgewood Golf.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fargo road trip planning app.

You can drive from Chisholm to Fargo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Chisholm in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fargo, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Golf

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