11 days in Rapid City Itinerary

11 days in Rapid City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Rapid City journey builder

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

View / edit route

1
Rapid City
— 10 nights

10
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Take a break from the city and head to Badlands National Park and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Sylvan Lake, & more), Badlands National Park (Loop Road, Yellow Mounds Overlook, & more) and Bicycle Sculpture (in Pringle). Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City, trek along Presidential Trail, find something for the whole family at Storybook Island, and get engrossed in the history at South Dakota Air and Space Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rapid City vacation planning tool .

In August in Rapid City, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Badlands National Park, Keystone, Windcross Conservancy, Wind Cave National Park
Highlights from your plan
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

Similar Plans

12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Rapid City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Western US & Black Hills & Badlands BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Rapid City & Chicago BY A USER FROM SWEDEN July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Rapid City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Rapid City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM NORWAY September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Omaha & Rapid City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Rapid City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans