9 days in Abilene & Spearfish Itinerary

9 days in Abilene & Spearfish Itinerary

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9 days in Abilene & Spearfish Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  13​h
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Chicago


Abilene ©
Abilene is a city in Taylor and Jones counties in West Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fort Phantom Hill, then pause for some photo ops at Jacob's Dream Sculpture, then stroll through Abilene Zoo, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Prime Time Family Entertainment Center. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Swenson House Historical Society, see the interesting displays at 12th Armored Museum, then have fun and explore at The Grace Museum, and finally examine the collection at Frontier Texas!.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Abilene trip planner.

Chicago to Abilene is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. In June, Abilene is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 91°F and lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Spearfish.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Frontier Texas! ©
Frontier Texas!
Abilene Zoo ©
Abilene Zoo
12th Armored Museum ©
12th Armored Museum


Spearfish ©
Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Spearfish: Custer (Black Hills National Forest & Needles Eye Tunnel) and Devils Tower (Tower Trail & Devils Tower National Monument). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, explore the galleries of Adams House, and stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Spearfish itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Abilene to Spearfish. Traveling from Abilene in June, expect Spearfish to be slightly colder, temps between 75°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Spearfish

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Deadwood, Devils Tower, Custer, Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame
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Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway ©
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway