10 days in Rapid City, Sioux Falls & Medora Itinerary

10 days in Rapid City, Sioux Falls & Medora Itinerary

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Rapid City
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
Fly to Bismarck, Drive to Medora
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Medora
— 1 night
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Rapid City

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Chapel in the Hills has been added to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Custer State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Badlands National Park (Castle Trail, Loop Road, &more) and Wildlife Loop Road (in Custer). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Storybook Island, stroll around Memorial Park, examine the collection at South Dakota Air and Space Museum, and go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine.

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Minneapolis to Rapid City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Rapid City are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Rapid City

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bear Country USA and Iron Mountain Road. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Custer (Sylvan Lake & Needles Eye Tunnel). Explore Rapid City further: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, don't miss a visit to Dinosaur Park, and stop by Christmas Village Store.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rapid City trip itinerary site.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sioux Falls

— 2 nights
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, have fun and explore at Stockyards Ag Experience, then walk around Falls Park, and finally trek along Sioux Falls Bike Trails. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Butterfly House & Aquarium, and then stroll through SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Rapid City to Sioux Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Medora

— 1 night
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. On the 23rd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House, then examine the collection at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, and then get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Medora trip maker website.

Getting from Sioux Falls to Medora by combination of flight and car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Sioux Falls to Medora is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sioux Falls in June, Medora is slightly colder at night with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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