21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Minneapolis
— 2 nights
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Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
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Rapid City
— 3 nights
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Spearfish
— 2 nights
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Wall
— 2 nights
Drive to Rapid City Regional Airport, Fly to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport

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Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get a sense of the local culture at Polaroid Fotobar and Museum and Titanic. Get in touch with nature at Spring Mountains National Recreational Area and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat, get to know the resident critters at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Santiago, Chile to Las Vegas is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 20th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Dosewallips State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo and then stroll through Snow Lake Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: highs in Seattle hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Diego

— 4 nights

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Children's Pool and La Jolla Shores Park. Escape the urban bustle at Coronado Beach and Mission Beach Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Strand State Beach, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego journey website.

You can fly from Seattle to San Diego in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in December: highs in San Diego hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Minneapolis

— 2 nights

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
On the 26th (Sat), cruise along Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, identify plant and animal life at The Raptor Center, and then get to know the resident critters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Star Trek : The Expedition, then stroll around Caponi Art Park, and then meet the residents at Minnesota Zoo.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Minneapolis trip planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Minneapolis in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In December, Minneapolis is cooler than San Diego - with highs of -2°C and lows of -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sioux Falls

— 2 nights
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get interesting insight from The Outdoor Campus, explore the galleries of Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial, and finally take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Ridge Ghost Town. On the next day, engage your brain at Washington Pavilion, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, and then take an in-depth tour of Old Courthouse Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls route planner.

Fly from Minneapolis to Sioux Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Sioux Falls sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Museums · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Rapid City

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries and Gutzon Borglum Historical Center. Explore hidden gems such as Black Hills and Saddle Pass Trail. Take a break from Rapid City with a short trip to Fossil Exhibit Trail in Badlands National Park, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Pawnseum, get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, and Head underground at Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rapid City road trip tool.

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Rapid City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux Falls to Rapid City. In December in Rapid City, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Spearfish.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Spearfish

— 2 nights
Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, then get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Black Hills Mining Museum and then Head underground at Wonderland Caves.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Spearfish road trip site.

Drive from Rapid City to Spearfish in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rapid City to Spearfish is 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Spearfish can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Wall.

Things to do in Spearfish

Parks · Museums · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Wall

— 2 nights
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Wounded Knee: The Museum, then cruise along Loop Road, and then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): hike along Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead and then trek along Notch Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Wall trip planning tool.

You can drive from Spearfish to Wall in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Spearfish in January, expect little chillier with lows of -13°C in Wall. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wall

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.