4 days in Atlanta & Rapid City Itinerary

4 days in Atlanta & Rapid City Itinerary

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4 days in Atlanta & Rapid City Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
1
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Atlanta

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park, contemplate the long history of Bulloch Hall, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and then immerse yourself in nature at Stone Mountain Park.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Atlanta. In September, daytime highs in Atlanta are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Monastery of the Holy Spirit, Bulloch Hall, Stone Mountain Park
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Monastery of the Holy Spirit ©
Monastery of the Holy Spirit
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park

2
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chapel in the Hills. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens and then identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rapid City trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Atlanta to Rapid City in 5 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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in September; daily highs in Rapid City reach 75°F and lows reach 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Custer, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

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