4 days in Midwest Itinerary

4 days in Midwest Itinerary

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1
Rapid City
— 2 nights
2
Chicago
— 1 night

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.
Get outdoors at Sylvan Lake and Presidential Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Downtown Rapid City and Mount Moriah Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Rapid City side-trips: Black Hills Helicopters (in Keystone), Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel & Iron Mountain Road) and Deadwood (Adams House & Adams Museum).

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rapid City day trip planner.

New York City to Rapid City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Rapid City hover around 75°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Custer, Deadwood, Keystone
Highlights from your plan
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, then stroll around Millennium Park, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rapid City to Chicago is 1 hour. Traveling from Rapid City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Chicago, with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Millennium Park
Millennium Park

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