11 days in Pipestone & South Dakota Itinerary

11 days in Pipestone & South Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Pipestone
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Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
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Mitchell
— 1 night
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Deadwood
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Rapid City
— 4 nights
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Pipestone

Pipestone is a city in Pipestone County, Minnesota, United States. To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pipestone driving holiday planning tool.

Dayton to Pipestone is an approximately 13-hour car ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Dayton to Pipestone, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. On the 11th (Fri), you're off to Sioux Falls.
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Sioux Falls — 2 nights

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. You've now added Escape 605 to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at Escape 605. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, then stroll around Falls Park, and then hike along Sioux Falls Bike Trails.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls sightseeing planning tool.

Drive from Pipestone to Sioux Falls in an hour. June in Sioux Falls sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mitchell.
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Mitchell — 1 night

Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at George and Eleanor McGovern Library, stop by Sweet Fix Candy & Pop Shop, then see the interesting displays at Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle, and finally don't miss a visit to Corn Palace.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Mitchell day trip planner.

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Mitchell in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Badlands National Park.
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Badlands National Park — 2 nights

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 (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Yellow Mounds Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, then admire all the interesting features of Loop Road, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Badlands National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Mitchell to Badlands National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mitchell to Badlands National Park. Traveling from Mitchell in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Badlands National Park, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Deadwood.
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Deadwood

Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Deadwood online trip maker.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Deadwood in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Badlands National Park to Deadwood. When traveling from Badlands National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in Deadwood, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel to Rapid City.
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Rapid City — 4 nights

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Venture out of the city with trips to Custer (Iron Mountain Road, Custer State Park, &more) and Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City, get in on the family fun at Storybook Island, and look for gifts at Alex Johnson Mercantile.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rapid City day trip site.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Rapid City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Deadwood to Rapid City is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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South Dakota travel guide

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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.
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