13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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Make it your trip
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Rapid City
— 5 nights
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Crazy Horse
— 1 day
Drive
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Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive
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Billings
— 3 nights
Drive
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Three Forks
— 1 night
Drive
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Helena
— 2 nights
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Rapid City

— 5 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 list of things to see and do now includes The Stables at Palmer Gulch, Reptile Gardens, Roberts Prairie Dog Town, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as Rush Mountain Adventure Park and Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries. Explore Rapid City's surroundings by going to Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone) and Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse).

To see maps and tourist information, read Rapid City vacation planner.

Richmond to Rapid City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Richmond to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Richmond in June; daily highs in Rapid City reach 78°F and lows reach 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Crazy Horse.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Crazy Horse

— 1 day
On the 21st (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel in the Hills, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Elk Peak, and then get a new perspective on nature at Native American Educational and Cultural Center.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Crazy Horse route planner.

Drive from Rapid City to Crazy Horse in an hour. Traveling from Rapid City in June, expect Crazy Horse to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Crazy Horse

Nature · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Devils Tower

— 1 night
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Devils Tower road trip planner.

You can drive from Crazy Horse to Devils Tower in 2.5 hours. In June in Devils Tower, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 52°F at night. You will leave for Billings on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Billings

— 3 nights
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Family-friendly places like Horseback Riding Tours and Western Heritage Center will thrill your kids. Museum-lovers will get to explore Yellowstone County Museum and Wise Wonders Children's Museum. Step out of Billings with an excursion to Pompeys Pillar National Monument in Pompeys Pillar--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Yellowstone Kelly Interpretative Site and take in the exciting artwork at Toucan Gallery.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Billings itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Devils Tower to Billings takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. In June in Billings, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Three Forks.

Things to do in Billings

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Three Forks

— 1 night
Three Forks is a city in Gallatin County, Montana, United States and is located within the watershed valley system of both the Missouri and Mississippi rivers drainage basins — and is historically considered the birthplace or start of the Missouri River. On the 25th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Headwaters Heritage Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Missouri Headwaters State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Madison Buffalo Jump State Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Three Forks holiday builder site.

Drive from Billings to Three Forks in 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Billings in June since evenings lows in Three Forks dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Three Forks

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Helena

— 2 nights
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Montana Fishing Outfitters and then immerse yourself in nature at Spring Meadow Lake State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Archie Bray Foundation, contemplate the long history of Original Governor's Mansion, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ten Mile Creek Brewery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helena online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Three Forks to Helena by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Helena are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helena

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.