5 days in Thermopolis, Rapid City & Casper Itinerary

5 days in Thermopolis, Rapid City & Casper Itinerary

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Thermopolis
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Rapid City
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Casper
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Thermopolis

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Thermopolis is the largest town in, and the county seat of Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States. On the 15th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Hot Springs County Museum and then engage your brain at Wyoming Dinosaur Center.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Thermopolis trip maker app.

Salt Lake City to Thermopolis is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in October: highs in Thermopolis hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Thermopolis

Museums · Childrens Museums
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Science Museum
Wyoming Dinosaur Center
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History Museum
Hot Springs County Museum
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Rapid City

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Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
You'll explore and learn at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site and Delta-09 Missile Silo. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bear Country USA and Black Hills Helicopters. Get out of town with these interesting Rapid City side-trips: Yellow Mounds Overlook (in Badlands National Park), Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse) and Wall Drug (in Wall). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, stop by Downtown Rapid City, and view the masterpieces at Suzie Cappa Art Center.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rapid City trip planner.

You can drive from Thermopolis to Rapid City in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. While traveling from Thermopolis, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rapid City, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Casper.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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Bear Country USA
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Shopping Mall
Wall Drug
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Casper

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Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stroll through Platte River Trails, then examine the collection at Werner Wildlife Museum, then examine the collection at Tate Geological Museum, and finally explore the activities along Morad Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Casper trip maker website.

You can drive from Rapid City to Casper in 4 hours. Traveling from Rapid City in October, plan for little chillier nights in Casper, with lows around 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Casper

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Specialty Museum
Tate Geological Museum
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Specialty Museum
Werner Wildlife Museum
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Water Body
Morad Park
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