10 days in Greensboro & Winston-Salem & South Dakota Itinerary

10 days in Greensboro & Winston-Salem & South Dakota Itinerary

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Mount Airy
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
— 1 night


Mount Airy — 3 nights

Mount Airy is a city in Surry County, North Carolina, United States. You'll explore and learn at The Andy Griffith Museum and The Gertrude Smith House. Step out of the city life by going to Primland Resort Golf Course and Rocky Knob Recreational Area. Get out of town with these interesting Mount Airy side-trips: Medaloni Cellars and Vinyards (in Lewisville) and Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve (in Floyd). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Stony Knoll Vineyards, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Angels Catholic Church, and make a trip to Mayberry Replica Courthouse.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Airy itinerary tool.

Durham to Mount Airy is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in November, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lead.
Wineries · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
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Lead — 2 nights

Lead is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. On the 12th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Adams House and then do a tasting at Belle Joli Winery Tasting Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, take an in-depth tour of Days of '76 Museum, and then try your luck at Cadillac Jack's Gaming Resort.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lead travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Mount Airy to Lead with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Mount Airy to Lead is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mount Airy in November, with highs in Lead at 46°F and lows at 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Badlands National Park.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Casinos
Side Trips

Badlands National Park — 1 night

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.
On the 15th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, hike along Castle Trail, then explore the striking landscape of Panorama Point Overlook, and finally don't miss a visit to Pinnacles Overlook.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Badlands National Park trip builder tool.

Getting from Lead to Badlands National Park by car takes about 2 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Badlands National Park are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Watertown.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Watertown — 1 night

Watertown is a city in and the county seat of Codington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Terry Redlin Museum and then take in the exciting artwork at Redlin Art Center.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Watertown trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Watertown takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Badlands National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Watertown, ranging from highs of 42°F to lows of 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.
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South Dakota travel guide

National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.