9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Hector International Airport, Drive to Park Rapids
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Park Rapids
— 1 night
Drive
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Lake Itasca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive
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Devils Tower
— 2 nights
Drive
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive

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Park Rapids

Park Rapids is a city in and the county seat of Hubbard County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): appreciate the history behind St. Urho Statue, find something for the whole family at Evergreen Gifts & Fun Park, then whizz through the canopy at Character Challenge Course, and finally don't miss a visit to World's Largest Muskie.

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Columbus to Park Rapids is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Columbus to Park Rapids, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Columbus in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Park Rapids, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lake Itasca.

Things to do in Park Rapids

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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Lake Itasca

On the 18th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Mississippi Headwaters, get to know the fascinating history of Peace Pipe Vista, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Itasca. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Wilderness Drive and then immerse yourself in nature at Itasca State Park.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake Itasca trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Park Rapids to Lake Itasca in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Lake Itasca

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Rapid City

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, then get a bird's-eye view with Black Hills Helicopters, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally stop by Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rapid City trip itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from Lake Itasca to Rapid City with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lake Itasca to Rapid City. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Devils Tower

A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
On the 22nd (Thu), go for a walk through Tower Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument, and then stop by Devils Tower Trading Post. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Aladdin General Store, see the interesting displays at Crook County Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Wind Circles.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Devils Tower online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rapid City to Devils Tower in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rapid City in July since evenings lows in Devils Tower dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Badlands National Park

Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Badlands National Park tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Devils Tower to Badlands National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Devils Tower in July, expect nights in Badlands National Park to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 91°F. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.