8 days in Omaha, Rapid City & Keystone Itinerary

8 days in Omaha, Rapid City & Keystone Itinerary

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8 days in Omaha, Rapid City & Keystone Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Drive:  5​h
1
Omaha
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Keystone
— 4 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
End: Columbia

1
night
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
You've now added Henry Doorly Zoo to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Vala's Pumpkin Patch. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Henry Doorly Zoo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Omaha road trip planner .

Columbia to Omaha is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Omaha

Nightlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Vala's Pumpkin Patch
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Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Vala's Pumpkin Patch ©
Vala's Pumpkin Patch

1
night
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 21st (Sat): meet the residents at Reptile Gardens.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rapid City road trip planning tool .

Fly from Omaha to Rapid City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Omaha to Rapid City is minus 1 hour. In September, Rapid City is little chillier than Omaha - with highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Rapid City

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens

4
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
You've now added Mount Rushmore National Memorial to your itinerary. Attractions like Angostura Recreation Area and Cascade Falls and Swimming Hole make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Keystone: Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs) and Custer State Park (in Custer). There's more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Insideout.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Keystone road trip site .

Keystone is just a short distance from Rapid City. Traveling from Rapid City in September, plan for little chillier nights in Keystone, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hot Springs, Insideout, Custer State Park
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Angostura Recreation Area ©
Angostura Recreation Area
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs

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