8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  7​h
1
Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Hulett
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Pittsburgh

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.
On the 24th (Fri), learn about all things military at South Dakota Air and Space Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel in the Hills. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Storybook Island, then take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Adams House, and finally explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rapid City trip planner .

Pittsburgh to Rapid City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Pittsburgh to Rapid City is minus 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Deadwood
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South Dakota Air and Space Museum ©
South Dakota Air and Space Museum
Adams House ©
Adams House
Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Big Thunder Gold Mine, then explore and take pictures at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then take an in-depth tour of Wades Gold Mill, and finally learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Keystone day trip planner.

Keystone is very close to Rapid City. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rapid City in August; daily highs in Keystone reach 77°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hulett.

Things to do in Keystone

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hill City
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Wades Gold Mill ©
Wades Gold Mill
Prairie Berry Winery ©
Prairie Berry Winery

1
night
Hulett

Hulett ©
Hulett is a town in Crook County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Hulett Museum, then appreciate the history behind Wind Circles, then make a trip to Tower Trail, and finally appreciate the history behind Devils Tower National Monument.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hulett road trip website .

You can drive from Keystone to Hulett in 2.5 hours. In August in Hulett, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Hulett

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Devils Tower
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Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument

1
night
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 28th (Tue), trek along Artist Point, then get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and then take in the natural beauty of Mud Volcano. On the next day, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Hulett to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hulett in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Mud Volcano ©
Mud Volcano

2
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Antelope Flats.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Jackson Hole driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 43°F. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Mormon Row Historic District
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Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
Mormon Row Historic District ©
Mormon Row Historic District

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