8 days in Independence & Rapid City Itinerary

8 days in Independence & Rapid City Itinerary

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Independence
— 2 nights
2
Rapid City
— 5 nights

2
nights
Independence

Independence ©
Independence is the fifth-largest city in the state of Missouri. Independence is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get lost in a book at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, contemplate the long history of Harry S Truman National Historic Site, get engrossed in the history at National Frontier Trails Museum, and grab your bike and head to Little Blue Trace Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Independence trip itinerary planner.

Kansas City to Independence is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Independence

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Harry S Truman National Historic Site ©
Harry S Truman National Historic Site

5
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rapid City: Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone), Badlands National Park (Homestead Overlook, Loop Road, &more) and Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Sylvan Lake, &more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, look for gifts at Christmas Village Store, visit Downtown Rapid City, and appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Rapid City journey planner.

You can fly from Independence to Rapid City in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Independence in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rapid City, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Custer, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City

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