9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Keystone
— Few hours
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Boulder
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palisade
— 3 nights
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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.
To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rapid City trip itinerary app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Rapid City. In July in Rapid City, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 62°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for Keystone.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

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Keystone

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.
You've now added Mount Rushmore National Memorial to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Keystone travel route planner.

Keystone is very close to Rapid City. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rapid City in July: high temperatures in Keystone hover around 80°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Boulder

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Boulder driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Keystone to Boulder in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Keystone in July, expect Boulder to be a bit warmer, temps between 87°F and 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Aspen.

Things to do in Boulder

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Aspen

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, then trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then take a memorable drive along Independence Pass.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Aspen visit website.

Traveling by car from Boulder to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In July, Aspen is a bit cooler than Boulder - with highs of 81°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Palisade.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Independence Pass ©
Scenic Drive
Independence Pass
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Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Hanging Lake Trail
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Palisade

Palisade is a Statutory Town in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 24th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey, then learn about winemaking at Hermosa Vineyards, and then stop by Peach Street Distillers. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Varaison Vineyards and Winery, then learn about winemaking at Talon Winery, and then do a tasting at Meadery of the Rockies.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Palisade trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Palisade takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Aspen in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Palisade: highs are around 93°F and lows about 64°F. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Palisade

Wineries · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Hermosa Vineyards ©
Winery / Vineyard
Hermosa Vineyards
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Meadery of the Rockies ©
Winery / Vineyard
Meadery of the Rockies
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Varaison Vineyards and Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Varaison Vineyards and Winery
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