26 days in Rapid City & Columbus Itinerary

26 days in Rapid City & Columbus Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Plattsburgh
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Rapid City
— 17 nights
Fly:  7 h
2
Columbus
— 8 nights
Drive:  16 h 15 min
End: Plattsburgh

17
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rapid City: Wall Drug (in Wall), Devils Tower (Tower Trail & Devils Tower National Monument) and Crazy Horse (Native American Educational and Cultural Center & Crazy Horse Memorial). Pack the 16th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, visit Downtown Rapid City, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and meet the residents at Reptile Gardens.

Make your Rapid City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Plattsburgh to Rapid City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Plattsburgh to Rapid City. In July, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Custer, Keystone, South Dakota, Badlands National Park, Spearfish
Highlights from your plan
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City

8
nights
Columbus

Columbus ©
Columbus is a city in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Columbus side-trips: Montgomery (Legacy Museum, National Memorial for Peace and Justice, &more), Pine Mountain (Wild Animal Safari & Callaway Resort & Gardens) and Hills & Dales Estate (in LaGrange). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm, and learn more about the world around you at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Columbus holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Columbus takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Rapid City in July, expect Columbus to be a bit warmer, temps between 92°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Montgomery, Pine Mountain, Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm, Richland Rum, Commodore Museum
Highlights from your plan
National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center ©
Columbus Riverwalk ©
Columbus Riverwalk
Hills & Dales Estate ©
Hills & Dales Estate

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