10 days in Sioux Falls & Rapid City Itinerary

10 days in Sioux Falls & Rapid City Itinerary

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10 days in Sioux Falls & Rapid City Itinerary

Start: Rapid City
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Rapid City
— 7 nights
End: Rapid City

2
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Escapades Escape Rooms, then meet the residents at Butterfly House & Aquarium, then learn more about the world around you at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): trek along SculptureWalk Sioux Falls, don't miss a visit to Michelangelo's David replica, then appreciate the history behind USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial, and finally stroll through Falls Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls tour itinerary builder app .

Rapid City to Sioux Falls is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Sioux Falls can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Trails
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Butterfly House & Aquarium ©
Butterfly House & Aquarium
Falls Park ©
Falls Park

7
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bear Country USA and Reptile Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Custer (Iron Mountain Road, Custer State Park, & more), Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone) and Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse). Pack the 28th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Loop Road, find something for the whole family at Storybook Island, take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, and get a new perspective on nature at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rapid City trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Sioux Falls to Rapid City by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux Falls to Rapid City. In June in Rapid City, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Custer, Keystone, Badlands National Park, Adams House, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures

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