19 days in Atlanta & Rapid City Itinerary

19 days in Atlanta & Rapid City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Atlanta
— 8 nights
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Rapid City
— 10 nights
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Atlanta

— 8 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Change things up with these side-trips from Atlanta: Chattanooga (Tennessee Aquarium & Ruby Falls), Ducktown (Ducktown Basin Museum & River Rafting & Tubing) and Pezrok (in Blue Ridge). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium, steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park, examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, and look for all kinds of wild species at Stone Mountain Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Atlanta. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly to Rapid City.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rapid City

— 10 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Get out of town with these interesting Rapid City side-trips: Custer (Black Hills National Forest, Wildlife Loop Road, &more), Keystone (Mount Rushmore National Memorial & Breezy Point Picnic Area) and Hill City (Brule & Insideout). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, find something for the whole family at Storybook Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel in the Hills, and explore and take pictures at Loop Road.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rapid City attractions planning app.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Rapid City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rapid City, with lows of 62°F. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips