7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Cheyenne
— Few hours
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Denver
— 1 night
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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Des Moines
— 1 night
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Rapid City

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, then examine the collection at The Journey Museum and Learning Center, and then take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): head outdoors with Main Street Square, see the interesting displays at Museum of Geology, then look for gifts at Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA.

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Anoka to Rapid City is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Anoka to Rapid City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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 15th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Lakeview Cemetery.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cheyenne road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Cheyenne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Rapid City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cheyenne, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Historic Sites

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Denver

Mile-High City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Clyfford Still Museum and then examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Cheyenne to Denver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Denver, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Denver

Museums

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Kansas City

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): examine the collection at 1879 Chicago & Alton RR Depot, then take an in-depth tour of National Frontier Trails Museum, then see the interesting displays at Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Jail Historic Site.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kansas City online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Kansas City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Denver in August since evenings lows in Kansas City dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Des Moines.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Des Moines

Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. On the 18th (Tue), see the interesting displays at World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, get a sense of history and politics at Terrace Hill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Clive Greenbelt Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Saylorville Trail. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Iowa Hall of Pride and then get engrossed in the history at Wells Fargo Museum.

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Traveling by car from Kansas City to Des Moines takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Kansas City in August, Des Moines is a bit cooler at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

Museums · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.