8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Rapid City
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  8 h 45 min
4
New York City
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 13th (Wed), explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): shop like a local with Suzie Cappa Art Center, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and finally walk around Founders Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Rapid City online road trip planner.

Minneapolis to Rapid City is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Rapid City. Traveling from Minneapolis in May, Rapid City is slightly colder at night with lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Custer, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally try to win big at Casino At The Venetian.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Las Vegas. Traveling from Rapid City in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are much warmer (87°F), and nights are a bit warmer (64°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Museums
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Casino At The Venetian ©
Casino At The Venetian
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens ©
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, visit Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): get curious at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 69°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and stop by Times Square.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New York City driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Central Park ©
Central Park

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