8 days in Rapid City & Los Angeles Itinerary

8 days in Rapid City & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights

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Rapid City

— 1 night

Gateway to the Black Hills

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 11th (Fri): get outside with Main Street Square, relax and rejuvenate at Mystique Edge Spa, and then do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rapid City holiday planning website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Rapid City. In December, daytime highs in Rapid City are 35°F, while nighttime lows are 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Rapid City

Outdoors · Spas · Wineries

Los Angeles

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. Visit 1,000 Steps Beach and Huntington Dog Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Ocean Avenue (in Santa Monica), Laguna Beach (Victoria Beach & Table Rock Beach) and Seal Beach (in Seal Beach). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, see the interesting displays at GRAMMY Museum, and take in the history at Mission San Gabriel Archangel.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Los Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Los Angeles. Traveling from Rapid City in December, expect Los Angeles to be warmer, temps between 69°F and 49°F. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

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