15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Keystone
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Crazy Horse
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Wall
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
4
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Mitchell
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Keystone: Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway (in Spearfish), Windcross Conservancy (in Buffalo Gap) and Mount Moriah Cemetery (in Deadwood). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, admire all the interesting features of Big Thunder Gold Mine, explore the activities along Horse Thief Lake, and learn more about the world around you at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Keystone sightseeing planner.

New York City to Keystone is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. In November, Keystone is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 47°F and lows of 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Crazy Horse.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Moriah Cemetery, Windcross Conservancy, Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Black Hills
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery

3
nights
Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Crazy Horse: Custer (Iron Mountain Road, Custer State Park, & more).

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Crazy Horse vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Keystone to Crazy Horse takes an hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Keystone in November: highs in Crazy Horse hover around 42°F, while lows dip to 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Crazy Horse

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Custer, Needles Highway
Highlights from your plan
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 16th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Prairie Homestead, get engrossed in the history at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, then get engrossed in the history at Wounded Knee: The Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug Store.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Wall trip generator.

Traveling by car from Crazy Horse to Wall takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Crazy Horse in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wall: temperatures range from 48°F by day to 22°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Wall

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Philip
Highlights from your plan
Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug

2
nights
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, then admire all the interesting features of Loop Road, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sage Creek Wilderness Area.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Badlands National Park travel planner.

Badlands National Park is just a short distance from Wall. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wall to Badlands National Park due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mitchell.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Sage Creek Wilderness Area ©
Sage Creek Wilderness Area

4
nights
Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mitchell: De Smet (Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Homes & Ingalls Homestead), Sioux Falls (St. Joseph Cathedral School & Falls Park) and Akta Lakota Museum (in Chamberlain). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Corn Palace, don't miss a visit to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle, contemplate the long history of Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, and get engrossed in the history at Dakota Discovery Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mitchell vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Mitchell takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. November in Mitchell sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 24°F at night. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mitchell

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

De Smet, Sioux Falls, Akta Lakota Museum
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace
Akta Lakota Museum ©
Akta Lakota Museum

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