8 days in Carson City, Rapid City & Crawford Itinerary

8 days in Carson City, Rapid City & Crawford Itinerary

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Carson City
— 1 night
Drive to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Fly to Rapid City
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Rapid City
— 5 nights
Drive
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Crawford
— 1 night
Drive to Western Neb. Rgnl/William B. Heilig Airport, Fly to Fresno

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Carson City — 1 night

Carson City, officially the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City, is an independent city and the capital of the US state of Nevada, named after the mountain man Kit Carson. On the 1st (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Skunk Harbor, then stroll through Stateline Lookout, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tompkins Memorial Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Nevada State Railroad Museum and then learn more about the world around you at Nevada State Museum.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Carson City road trip planning tool.

Fresno to Carson City is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Fresno in July: high temperatures in Carson City hover around 90°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rapid City.
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Rapid City — 5 nights

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Get out of town with these interesting Rapid City side-trips: Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Sylvan Lake, &more), Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse) and Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, explore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument, get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, and get in on the family fun at Storybook Island.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rapid City travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Carson City to Rapid City. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Carson City to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Carson City in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Rapid City: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Crawford.
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Crawford — 1 night

Crawford is a city in Dawes County, in the northwestern part of the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Trailside Museum of Natural History and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Robinson State Park.

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You can drive from Rapid City to Crawford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Rapid City in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Crawford, with highs around 91°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.
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