9 days in Rapid City, Missoula & Scottsburg Itinerary

9 days in Rapid City, Missoula & Scottsburg Itinerary

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9 days in Rapid City, Missoula & Scottsburg Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Rapid City
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Missoula
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Scottsburg
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: New York City

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nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Sylvan Lake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rapid City: Custer (Custer State Park & Black Hills National Forest), Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse) and Granite Sports (in Hill City). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Reptile Gardens and examine the collection at Founding Fathers Black Hills.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rapid City online itinerary creator.

New York City to Rapid City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rapid City, with lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Missoula.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Custer, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Granite Sports, Crazy Horse Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

1
night
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Missoula trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rapid City to Missoula. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Scottsburg.

Things to do in Missoula

Historic Sites
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St. Francis Xavier Church ©
St. Francis Xavier Church

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nights
Scottsburg

Scottsburg ©
Scottsburg is a town in Halifax County, Virginia, United States. Escape the urban bustle at The Natural Bridge of Virginia and Staunton River State Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Scottsburg: Alamance Arts Council (in Graham), Conservators Center (in Burlington) and National D-Day Memorial (in Bedford). It doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at High Bridge Trail State Park and enjoy some diversion at Dan Daniel Memorial Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Scottsburg trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Missoula to Scottsburg with the Route module. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Missoula in May; daily highs in Scottsburg reach 76°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Scottsburg

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Conservators Center, Natural Bridge State Park, High Bridge Trail State Park, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, National D-Day Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Staunton River State Park ©
Staunton River State Park
Natural Bridge State Park ©
Natural Bridge State Park

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