9 days in Marion & Keystone Itinerary

9 days in Marion & Keystone Itinerary

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Marion
— 2 nights
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Drive to John Glenn Columbus International Airport, Fly to Rapid City Regional Airport, Drive to Keystone
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Keystone
— 6 nights
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Marion

— 2 nights
Marion is a city in and the county seat of Marion County, Ohio, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Marion: Mount Vernon (Ariel-Foundation Park & Kokosing Gap Trail). There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Veterans Memorial Park, examine the collection at Wyandot Popcorn Museum, contemplate the long history of Warren G. Harding Presidential Sites, and take an in-depth tour of Heritage Hall.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Marion road trip tool.

Columbus to Marion is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In September, daytime highs in Marion are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Marion

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Keystone

— 6 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Explore Keystone's surroundings by going to Windcross Conservancy (in Buffalo Gap), Custer (Wildlife Loop Road, Sylvan Lake, &more) and Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse). Pack the 22nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, hike along Presidential Trail, admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and engage your brain at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs.

Discover how to plan a Keystone trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Marion to Keystone. Traveling from Marion to Keystone, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Marion in September, with highs in Keystone at 71°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips