7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Amsterdam
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Keystone
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Amsterdam

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Explore Keystone's surroundings by going to Custer (Wildlife Loop Road, Custer State Park, & more), Downtown Rapid City (in Rapid City) and Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse). There's much more to do: stroll through Reptile Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Keystone trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Keystone is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Keystone. Traveling from Amsterdam in February, expect Keystone to be little chillier, temps between 2°C and -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rapid City, Custer, Crazy Horse Memorial, Prairie Berry Winery
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): browse the different shops at Wall Drug Store, then take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, and then take a memorable drive along Loop Road.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Badlands National Park road trip tool .

Drive from Keystone to Badlands National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Keystone to Badlands National Park is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Wall Drug Store
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Wall Drug Store
Wall Drug Store

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