9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Hot Springs
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Keystone
— 2 nights
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Crow Agency
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West Yellowstone
— 4 nights
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Hot Springs

Hot Springs is a city in Fall River County, South Dakota, United States. On the 24th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wind Cave National Park, and then appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs trip itinerary planning app.

Arvada to Hot Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Arvada in April, expect Hot Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 50°F and 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Childrens Museums · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:

Keystone

— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Iron Mountain Road, Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Custer State Park. On the 25th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, find something for the whole family at Rush Mountain Adventure Park, then take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, and finally admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Keystone using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Keystone takes an hour. In April, daytime highs in Keystone are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:

Rapid City

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Your day by day itinerary now includes America's Founding Fathers Exhibit as well as Reptile Gardens. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Black Hills National Forest and then get engrossed in the history at America's Founding Fathers Exhibit. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Storybook Island, then get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, then see the interesting displays at National Presidential Wax Museum, and finally make a trip to Berlin Wall Exhibit.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rapid City trip planning website.

Rapid City is just a short distance from Keystone. Traveling from Keystone in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 33°F in Rapid City. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Crow Agency.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

Crow Agency

Crow Agency is a census-designated place (CDP) in Big Horn County, Montana, United States and is near the actual location for the Little Bighorn National Monument and re-enactment produced by the Real Bird family known as Battle of the Little Bighorn Reenactment. On the 28th (Wed), take in the history at Little Bighorn Battlefield.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Crow Agency online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Rapid City to Crow Agency by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In April, Crow Agency is cooler than Rapid City - with highs of 8°F and lows of 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Crow Agency

Historic Sites
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West Yellowstone

— 4 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Attractions like Mud Volcano and Fountain Paint Pot make great kid-friendly stops. Explore hidden gems such as Earthquake Lake and Gibbon Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Ousel Falls Trail (in Big Sky) and Yellowstone National Park (Midway Geyser Basin, Solitary Geyser, &more).

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone route builder tool.

You can drive from Crow Agency to West Yellowstone in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Crow Agency in April, plan for much hotter days in West Yellowstone, with highs around 44°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 2:

United States travel guide

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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.