9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
De Smet
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
2
Crazy Horse
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Hill City
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  15 h
End: Chicago

2
nights
De Smet

De Smet ©
De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes, thenstroll the grounds of De Smet Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): walk around Oakwood Lakes State Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our De Smet visit planner.

Chicago to De Smet is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Chicago in May, De Smet is slightly colder at night with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Crazy Horse.

Things to do in De Smet

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Oakwood Lakes State Park
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Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes ©
Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes
Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie ©
De Smet Cemetery
De Smet Cemetery

2
nights
Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse ©
Crazy Horse Memorial has been added to your itinerary. On the 30th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Native American Educational and Cultural Center and then appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Elk Peak.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Crazy Horse trip maker app.

You can drive from De Smet to Crazy Horse in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from De Smet to Crazy Horse is minus 1 hour. In May, Crazy Horse is slightly colder than De Smet - with highs of 59°F and lows of 37°F. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hill City.

Things to do in Crazy Horse

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Black Elk Peak
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Black Elk Peak ©
Black Elk Peak
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial

2
nights
Hill City

Hill City ©
Hill City is the oldest existing city in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Black Hills has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): engage your brain at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center and then take in the dramatic natural features at Black Hills. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hill City road trip planner.

Hill City is just a stone's throw from Crazy Horse. June in Hill City sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 48°F at night. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Hill City

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Black Hills, Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
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The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute
Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center ©
Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
Black Hills ©
Black Hills

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Windcross Conservancy. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, thenstop by Goodtyme Photo, and then get all the information you need at Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Keystone trip planner.

Keystone is just a stone's throw from Hill City. In June in Keystone, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center, Windcross Conservancy
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Windcross Conservancy ©
Windcross Conservancy
Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center ©
Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center

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