7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Fly:  6​h 45​min
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Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Aberdeen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Mitchell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Brookings
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Cleveland

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Dinosaur Park. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road, and then admire the landmark architecture of Chapel in the Hills.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rapid City using our trip planner.

Cleveland to Rapid City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cleveland to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cleveland in July, you will find days in Rapid City are a bit warmer (85°F), and nights are a bit cooler (62°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Rapid City

Outdoors Scenic Drive Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Wildlife Loop Road
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Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Dinosaur Park ©
Dinosaur Park

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 17th (Wed), go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Keystone trip planner .

Keystone is just a short distance from Rapid City. Traveling from Rapid City in July, things will get a bit cooler in Keystone: highs are around 80°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trip

Iron Mountain Road
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine

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Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
Aberdeen is a city in and the county seat of Brown County, South Dakota, United States, about northeast of Pierre. On the 18th (Thu), stroll around Richmond Lake Recreation Area, then stroll around Wylie Park, and then let little ones run wild at Storybook Land.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Aberdeen trip planner.

You can drive from Keystone to Aberdeen in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Keystone to Aberdeen. In July, daily temperatures in Aberdeen can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mitchell.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Parks Fun & Games
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Wylie Park ©
Wylie Park
Richmond Lake Recreation Area ©
Richmond Lake Recreation Area

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Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. On the 19th (Fri), make a trip to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle, then admire the striking features of Corn Palace, then get lost in a book at Carnegie Resource Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mitchell trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Aberdeen to Mitchell in 2.5 hours. July in Mitchell sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brookings.

Things to do in Mitchell

Historic Sites
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Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village ©
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle ©
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace

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Brookings

Brookings ©
Brookings is a city in Brookings County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at The South Dakota State Agricultural Heritage Museum, then look for gifts at SDSU Dairy Sales Bar, then sample the tasty concoctions at Wooden Legs Brewing Company, and finally have fun and explore at Children's Museum of South Dakota.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brookings travel route tool .

Traveling by car from Mitchell to Brookings takes 2 hours. In July in Brookings, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Brookings

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Childrens Museums
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Children's Museum of South Dakota ©
Children's Museum of South Dakota
Wooden Legs Brewing Company ©
Wooden Legs Brewing Company

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at Escapades Escape Rooms and then walk around Falls Park.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read Sioux Falls driving holiday planner .

Drive from Brookings to Sioux Falls in an hour. July in Sioux Falls sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Fun & Games
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Falls Park ©
Falls Park

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