9 days in Brooklyn, Chicago & Rapid City Itinerary

9 days in Brooklyn, Chicago & Rapid City Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brooklyn
— 2 nights
2
Chicago
— 1 night
3
Rapid City
— 5 nights

2
nights
Brooklyn

Brooklyn ©
Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
Do some cultural sightseeing at William Floyd Estate and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Orange County Arboretum and Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge. Change things up with these side-trips from Brooklyn: Jenkinson's Boardwalk (in Point Pleasant Beach) and Storm King Art Center (in New Windsor).

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Brooklyn trip builder tool.

Newark to Brooklyn is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and subway. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Orange County Arboretum, Storm King Art Center, William Floyd Estate, Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
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Storm King Art Center ©
Storm King Art Center
William Floyd Estate ©
William Floyd Estate
Orange County Arboretum ©
Orange County Arboretum

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 2nd (Mon), ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake Michigan, thenget to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, and finally explore the galleries of Chicago Cultural Center.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip website.

Traveling by flight from Brooklyn to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Chicago when traveling from Brooklyn in July, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Chicago

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Michigan
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Lake Michigan ©
Lake Michigan
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk
Buckingham Fountain ©
Buckingham Fountain

5
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Get outdoors at Panorama Point Overlook and Needles Eye Tunnel. Let the collections at National Presidential Wax Museum and Suzie Cappa Art Center capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Rapid City: Custer (Iron Mountain Road & Sylvan Lake), Badlands National Park (Loop Road & Badlands Wall) and Presidential Trail (in Keystone). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wind Cave National Park, wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, and explore the galleries of Adams House.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Rapid City driving holiday app.

Getting from Chicago to Rapid City by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, Rapid City is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Badlands National Park, Deadwood, Keystone, Wind Cave National Park
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Panorama Point Overlook
Panorama Point Overlook
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park
National Presidential Wax Museum ©
National Presidential Wax Museum

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