9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cheyenne
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Keystone
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): walk around Falls Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at The Blood Run Nature Area, have fun and explore at Stockyards Ag Experience, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, and finally hike along SculptureWalk Sioux Falls.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sioux Falls sightseeing planner.

Chicago to Sioux Falls is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Chicago in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sioux Falls, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Wildlife Trails
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
SculptureWalk Sioux Falls ©
SculptureWalk Sioux Falls

3
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Denver Union Station and Molly Brown House Museum will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Art Museum. Step out of Denver with an excursion to Summit Lake Park in Idaho Springs--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to 16th Street Mall, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Sioux Falls to Denver takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux Falls to Denver. July in Denver sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Summit Lake Park, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

1
night
Cheyenne

Cheyenne ©
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): have fun and explore at Wyoming State Museum, see the interesting displays at Cheyenne Depot Museum, pause for some photo ops at Cheyenne Big Boots, then get engrossed in the history at Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Lakeview Cemetery.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cheyenne day trip app .

Getting from Denver to Cheyenne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Cheyenne are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cheyenne Depot Museum ©
Cheyenne Depot Museum
Wyoming State Museum
Wyoming State Museum

3
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Step out of the city life by going to Black Hills National Forest and Custer State Park. You'll explore and learn at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Warrior's Work & Ben West Gallery. Explore Keystone's surroundings by going to Custer (Sylvan Lake, Art Expressions, & more). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial and stroll through Presidential Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Keystone online route planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Cheyenne to Keystone in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. In July in Keystone, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Warrior's Work & Ben West Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

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