4 days in Midwest Itinerary

4 days in Midwest Itinerary

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4 days in Midwest Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Branson
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Branson

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then explore the activities along Table Rock Lake.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Branson online trip maker .

San Francisco to Branson is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Branson, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Branson reach 87°F and lows reach 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake

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 6th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reptile Gardens, and then hike along Presidential Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rapid City attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Branson to Rapid City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Branson in July since evenings lows in Rapid City dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Custer, Keystone
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Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail

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