16 days in Midwest Itinerary

16 days in Midwest Itinerary

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Rapid City
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Saint Louis
— 4 nights

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse), Badlands National Park (Badlands Wall & Loop Road) and Keystone (Mount Rushmore National Memorial & Black Hills Helicopters). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel in the Hills, brush up on your military savvy at South Dakota Air and Space Museum, and browse the different shops at Wall Drug.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rapid City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Rapid City is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Rapid City, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Rapid City, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Black Hills Helicopters ©
Black Hills Helicopters

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, walk around Millennium Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rapid City to Chicago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rapid City in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Chicago, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Saint Louis is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, walk around Forest Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at StilL 630 Distillery, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Saint Louis travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Saint Louis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

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