14 days in Black Hills & Badlands & Western US Itinerary

14 days in Black Hills & Badlands & Western US Itinerary

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Keystone
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
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Keystone

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 28th (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with Insideout, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and finally take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Presidential Trail, then appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Keystone road trip planner.

Indianapolis to Keystone is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Keystone when traveling from Indianapolis in March, with lows around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Back Mountain, and then get outside with Bridge Bay Marina.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online road trip planner.

Getting from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Keystone in March, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 36°F and 10°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Outdoors · Nature · Trails · Parks

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then get curious at Exploratorium, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco route tool.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in March, with highs in San Francisco at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Radiator Springs Racers). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Los Angeles hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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San Diego

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego online day trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in April, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kids will enjoy Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Fountains of Bellagio. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, have fun at Strip Gun Club, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites