29 days in Rapid City & Los Angeles Itinerary

29 days in Rapid City & Los Angeles Itinerary

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29 days in Rapid City & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Rapid City
— 15 nights
Fly + foot:  6​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Geneva


15
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Explore Rapid City's surroundings by going to Keystone (Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Goodtyme Photo, & more), Custer (Iron Mountain Road, Sylvan Lake, & more) and Badlands National Park (Panorama Point Overlook, Badlands Wall, & more). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery, and admire the landmark architecture of Chapel in the Hills.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rapid City road trip website .

Geneva, Switzerland to Rapid City is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Geneva to Rapid City. July in Rapid City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Keystone, Deadwood, Badlands National Park, Hill City
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA

10
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Third Street Promenade) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 3rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and explore and take pictures at Dodger Stadium.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rapid City to Los Angeles by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rapid City in August, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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