11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  7​h
1
Rapid City
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
2
Branson
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Kansas City
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Dickinson
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: New York City


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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and then stroll through Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Chapel In the Hills, and then take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps and more tourist information, use: Rapid City travel guide.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Rapid City. In September, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Branson.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Custer, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

5
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Branson: Eureka Springs (Thorncrown Chapel & Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge) and Bentonville (Museum of Native American History & Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, look for gifts at Tanger Outlet Center Branson, gain insight at College of the Ozarks, and make a splash at Silver Dollar City.

To get maps, photos, reviews and more tourist information, read our Branson travel guide.

You can fly from Rapid City to Branson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive, or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Branson. Traveling from Rapid City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Branson, with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Eureka Springs, Bentonville, Table Rock Lake
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Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum

2
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
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.
On 15th (Thu), explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, then examine the collection at National World War I Museum and Memorial, and then stroll through Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, ratings, maps and tourist information, use our Kansas City travel guide.

Traveling by car from Branson to Kansas City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus, or take a bus + fly. In September, daytime highs in Kansas City are 80°F while nighttime lows are 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Dickinson.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
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Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead ©
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
Room Escape Games
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial

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Dickinson

Dickinson ©
Dickinson is a city in Stark County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Patterson Lake Recreational Area, and then take a memorable drive along Enchanted Highway.

To get photos, ratings, reviews and other tourist information, go to Dickinson travel guide.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kansas City to Dickinson. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Dickinson is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kansas City in September: high temperatures in Dickinson hover around 73°F, and lows around 45°F.

Things to do in Dickinson

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Enchanted Highway
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Enchanted Highway ©
Enchanted Highway
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Patterson Lake Recreational Area

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