10 days in Winona & Rapid City Itinerary

10 days in Winona & Rapid City Itinerary

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Winona
— 4 nights
Drive to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Fly to Rapid City Regional Airport
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Rapid City
— 5 nights
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Winona

— 4 nights
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Merchants Bank and Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Garvin Heights City Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Winona: National Eagle Center (in Wabasha) and Original Wisconsin Ducks (in Wisconsin Dells). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at Winona County Historical Society, see the interesting displays at Polish Museum, and stroll around Lake Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Winona driving holiday tool.

Minneapolis to Winona is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Winona can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Winona

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rapid City

— 5 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mount Moriah Cemetery and Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. Get out of town with these interesting Rapid City side-trips: Deadwood (Adams Museum & Historic Old Town), Wall (Delta-09 Missile Silo & Wall Drug) and Pinnacles Overlook (in Badlands National Park). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City, get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, examine the collection at Museum of Geology, and hike along Presidential Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City road trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Winona to Rapid City. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Winona to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. June in Rapid City sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips