United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

St Louis to Mt Rushmore

Jump to last reply

We are Australian and will be in the US in September for a wedding. We plan to fly to St Louis from NYC and will hire a car there and set off on a road trip to eventually reach Seattle.

My question itoday regards the start of the journey. We thought we would drive to Kansas City on first day then on to Sioux Falls.

Obviously we would like to go to Badlands National Park, Devil's Monument and Mt. Rushmore.

I read that Hill City is a nice place to stay in rather than Rapid City. Would it make sense to stay there and visit Badlands from there (I know it is tracking back) and then Mt Rushmore or should we stay closer to Badlands and then go to Hill City?
How long will all this take?

This is only the first part of the journey. Yellowstone is also on the itinerary but I have yet to research that part of the country!

Thank you to anyone who replies - I have had such great feedback for previous trips to the States, Europe and Africa, that this is my first and best resource.

11 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Introducing MeganM
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 24, 15 at 03:23 PM
  • Writers Needed for Japan
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Mar 26, 15 at 02:38 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Moving out of states from Florida
  2. 2 Pacific Coast Highway from Los Angeles to San Francisco
  3. 3 Driving from RI to NB, Best Place to Overnight in Maine?
  4. 4 new york subway help please
  5. 5 Colorado Springs to Durango 9 days
  6. 6 4 Days in Kauai what to see and do
  7. 7 Washington DC to Texas via Jacksonville, FL
  8. 8 Atlanta to LA
  9. 9 Things to do in La Jolla
  10. 10 final plans utah/arizona trip
  11. 11 Need tips for the best of downtown Chicago in 6 days
  12. 12 Feedback needed for our book club trip to New England
  13. 13 Connecticut Highway 1. Should we do it?
  14. 14 Traveling from Seattle to Parksville BC.
  15. 15 Best spot to see a sunrise in Boston
  16. 16 Casual dinner in the theater district
  17. 17 Restaurant recomendations in the east 54th Street area, please.
  18. 18 Traveling to Virginia Beach to Orlando
  19. 19 Trip Report Things to do in Key West
  20. 20 First time to Hawaii (Maui)
  21. 21 Boston & Cape Cod
  22. 22 itinerary help (starting niagra falls)
  23. 23 Broadway Banter revived, Spring 2015!
  24. 24 Romantic destination in the US
  25. 25 Cleveland to Chicago by train
View next 25 » Back to the top