24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Rapid City
1
Rapid City
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Custer
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Spearfish
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Badlands National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Murdo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Sturgis
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Chamberlain
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Rapid City

3
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf as well as Mount Rushmore Tours. Get outdoors at Roughlock Falls State Nature Area and Roughlock Falls Nature Area. Step off the beaten path and head to Chapel in the Hills and Badlands National Park. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Canyon Lake Park.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Rapid City trip maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Rapid City. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. You will leave for Keystone on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Rapid City

#Nature, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Roughlock Falls State Nature Area, Roughlock Falls Nature Area
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Mount Rushmore Tours ©
Mount Rushmore Tours
Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf ©
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
You've now added Black Hills Wilderness Edge to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Sat), head outdoors with Black Hills Wilderness Edge.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Keystone trip itinerary maker website .

Keystone is just a short distance from Rapid City. Traveling from Rapid City in September, Keystone is a bit cooler at night with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Keystone

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks
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Black Hills Wilderness Edge ©
Black Hills Wilderness Edge
Horse Thief Lake ©
Horse Thief Lake

2
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
You've added Wildlife Loop Road, Black Hills, Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway and then hike along Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Custer day trip website .

Traveling by car from Keystone to Custer takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Spearfish.

Things to do in Custer

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Black Hills
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Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road
Black Hills ©
Black Hills
Peter Norbeck Visitors Center ©
Peter Norbeck Visitors Center

3
nights
Spearfish

Spearfish ©
Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway as well as The Spearfish Visitor Information Center. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Spearfish itinerary planner .

You can drive from Custer to Spearfish in 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Custer to Spearfish. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Deadwood.

Things to do in Spearfish

#Scenic Drive, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. You've now added Deadwood Trailhead George S. Mickelson Trail to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sat), stroll through Deadwood Trailhead George S. Mickelson Trail.

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the Deadwood trip maker website .

Deadwood is very close to Spearfish. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Deadwood

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors
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5
nights
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Bigfoot Pass Overlook, Badlands Wall, Loop Road, and other attractions. Museum-lovers will get to explore Prairie Homestead and Wounded Knee: The Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Notch Trail and Door Trail. Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at White River Valley Overlook, get to know the fascinating history of Sage Creek Wilderness Area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Saddle Pass Trail.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park day trip website .

You can drive from Deadwood to Badlands National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Deadwood to Badlands National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Deadwood in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Badlands National Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Murdo.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Prairie Homestead, Wounded Knee: The Museum, Badlands National Park
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Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

3
nights
Murdo

Murdo ©
Murdo is a city in Jones County, South Dakota, United States. On the 6th (Sat), examine the collection at Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Murdo online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Badlands National Park to Murdo by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 38°F. On the 8th (Mon), you're off toChamberlain.

Things to do in Murdo

#Museums

Side Trip

Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Museum
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Sturgis

Sturgis ©
Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sturgis Motorcycle Rally as well as Bear Butte State Park. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): attend a local event at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and then immerse yourself in nature at Bear Butte State Park.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sturgis route planner.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Sturgis takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hot Springs to Sturgis is 1 hour. In October in Sturgis, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 38°F at night. On the 15th (Mon), you'll travel to Garretson.

Things to do in Sturgis

#Events, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Bear Butte State Park
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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally ©
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Bear Butte State Park ©
Bear Butte State Park

1
night
Chamberlain

Chamberlain ©
Chamberlain is a city in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Akta Lakota Museum.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chamberlain route planner .

Drive from Murdo to Chamberlain in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Chamberlain can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. You will leave for Hot Springs on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Chamberlain

#Museums
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Akta Lakota Museum ©
Akta Lakota Museum

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