9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  7​h
1
Rapid City
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
2
Topeka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Kansas City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Asheville
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: New York City

1
night
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 11th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park and then take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rapid City visit planner .

New York City to Rapid City is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Rapid City is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in March, Rapid City is a bit cooler at night with lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA

1
night
Topeka

Topeka ©
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the engaging exhibits at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, see the interesting displays at Evel Knievel Museum, then wander the streets of Massachusetts Street, and finally view the masterpieces at Phoenix Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site.

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Do a combination of flight and car from Rapid City to Topeka in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Rapid City in March, expect Topeka to be somewhat warmer, temps between 58°F and 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Topeka

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Lawrence
Highlights from your plan
Evel Knievel Museum ©
Evel Knievel Museum
Kansas Children's Discovery Center ©
Kansas Children's Discovery Center

2
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The city meets the Great Plains in Kansas City City, Kansas.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): do a tasting at Pirtle Winery, take an in-depth tour of Richard Allen Cultural Center, then examine the collection at Cabela's, and finally have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Kansas City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Peter, learn more about the world around you at Museum at Prairiefire, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Kansas City trip planner .

You can drive from Topeka to Kansas City in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Topeka in March: highs in Kansas City hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Overland Park, Richard Allen Cultural Center, Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site, Pirtle Winery
Highlights from your plan
Cabela's ©
Cabela's
Pirtle Winery ©
Pirtle Winery

1
day
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 17th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Asheville day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Kansas City to Asheville takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Kansas City in March, plan for little chillier days in Asheville, with highs around 58°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence

1
night
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, immerse yourself in nature at Umstead State Park, and then stroll through Neuse River Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Raleigh trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Asheville to Raleigh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Umstead State Park ©
Umstead State Park
Neuse River Trail ©
Neuse River Trail

1
night
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, then enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Life on a Sandbar.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kill Devil Hills day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Kill Devil Hills takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Raleigh in March: highs in Kill Devil Hills hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nags Head
Highlights from your plan
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

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