10 days in Omaha & South Dakota Itinerary

10 days in Omaha & South Dakota Itinerary

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10 days in Omaha & South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Omaha
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Lead
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Custer
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Wind Cave National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

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hours
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Omaha trip planner.

Atlanta to Omaha is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Atlanta in July since evenings lows in Omaha dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Omaha

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Cecilia's Cathedral ©
St. Cecilia's Cathedral

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night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dignity, Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial and Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Dignity.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Omaha to Sioux Falls in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Omaha in July, Sioux Falls is a bit cooler at night with lows of 62°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Thu) before leaving for Rapid City.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Historic Sites

Side Trips

De Smet, Dignity
Highlights from your plan
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial ©
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

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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 list of things to see and do now includes Badlands National Park, Dakota Stone Rock Shop, The Journey Museum & Learning Center, and other attractions. On the 5th (Fri), delve into the mystery of Cosmos Mystery Area, admire all the interesting features of Big Thunder Gold Mine, then wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City, and finally examine the collection at The Journey Museum & Learning Center. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Dakota Stone Rock Shop, then explore the fascinating underground world of Black Hills Caverns, then admire the striking features of Chapel in the Hills, and finally explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rapid City trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Rapid City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In July in Rapid City, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lead.

Things to do in Rapid City

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dakota Stone Rock Shop, Big Thunder Gold Mine
Highlights from your plan
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills

2
nights
Lead

Lead ©
Lead is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Moriah Cemetery, Historic Old Town, Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, look for gifts at Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town, then take an in-depth tour of Days of '76 Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Tatanka: Story of the Bison. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Black Hills Mining Museum, explore the galleries of Adams House, then get all the information you need at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, and finally appreciate the views at Roughlock Falls State Nature Area.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lead sightseeing planner .

Drive from Rapid City to Lead in an hour. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Lead due to the time zone difference. July in Lead sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Custer.

Things to do in Lead

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Deadwood, Bridal Veil Falls, Spearfish Falls
Highlights from your plan
Days of '76 Museum ©
Days of '76 Museum
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area ©
Adams House ©
Adams House

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hours
Custer

Custer
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Native American Educational and Cultural Center, Pioneer Museum, South Dakota State Railroad Museum, and other attractions you added.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Custer trip planning site .

Getting from Lead to Custer by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lead to Custer is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Lead in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Custer, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Rapid City.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors Parks Nature

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night
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.
You've added Burns Basin Overlook, Yellow Mounds Overlook, Prairie Homestead, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook, explore the striking landscape of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, steep yourself in history at South Dakota's Original 1880 Town, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Prairie Homestead, then hike along Notch Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park journey planning app .

Omaha to Badlands National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Omaha to Badlands National Park. Traveling from Omaha in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Badlands National Park, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Lead.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park

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nights
Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
On the 10th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Bicycle Sculpture, look for all kinds of wild species at Windcross Conservancy, then trek along Elk Mountain Nature Trail, then hike along Rankin Ridge Nature Trail, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Wind Cave National Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Wind Cave National Park trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Wind Cave National Park takes 2 hours. In July, Wind Cave National Park is little chillier than Badlands National Park - with highs of 80°F and lows of 53°F. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Bicycle Sculpture, Windcross Conservancy, Pine Ridge Reservation
Highlights from your plan
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park
Windcross Conservancy ©
Windcross Conservancy
Bicycle Sculpture ©
Bicycle Sculpture

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