13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Crown Point
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Devils Tower
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
3
Philip
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Cody
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h
7
Sioux Falls
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Crown Point

2
nights
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 Independant Ale House as well as Badlands National Park. On the 2nd (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Independant Ale House. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, then learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rapid City online travel planner .

Crown Point to Rapid City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Crown Point to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Rapid City

Historic Sites Nightlife Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Deadwood, Custer
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Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Firehouse Wine Cellars ©
Firehouse Wine Cellars

few
hours
Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Devils Tower National Monument and then don't miss a visit to Tower Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Devils Tower online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Devils Tower takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Philip.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Parks Nature
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Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument

2
nights
Philip

Philip ©
Philip is a city in Haakon County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Rogue's Gallery, then look for gifts at Buffalo Gift Shop, then take a memorable drive along Loop Road, and finally contemplate the long history of South Dakota's Original 1880 Town.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Philip attractions planner.

You can drive from Devils Tower to Philip in 3 hours. While traveling from Devils Tower, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Philip, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cody.

Things to do in Philip

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Buffalo Gift Shop, South Dakota's Original 1880 Town, Rogue's Gallery
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Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead
Rogue's Gallery ©
Rogue's Gallery
Loop Road ©
Loop Road

1
night
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cody road trip tool .

Getting from Philip to Cody by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. While traveling from Philip, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cody, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Historic Sites
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Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town

2
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Crazy Horse Memorial as well as Four Mile Old West Town. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial, then get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, and finally learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Keystone vacation planner.

You can fly from Cody to Keystone in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Cody in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Keystone, with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Custer, Hill City, Crazy Horse Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
Prairie Berry Winery ©
Prairie Berry Winery

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Beaver Ponds Loop Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and finally take in the natural beauty of Sulphur Caldron. On the next day, take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser and then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Keystone in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 53°F and lows at 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beaver Ponds Loop Trail ©
Beaver Ponds Loop Trail
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail

1
day
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. SculptureWalk Sioux Falls has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at SculptureWalk Sioux Falls.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sioux Falls road trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Sioux Falls in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, Sioux Falls is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 69°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Trails Outdoors
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