11 days in Sioux Falls, Rapid City & Crawford Itinerary

11 days in Sioux Falls, Rapid City & Crawford Itinerary

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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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Rapid City
— 7 nights
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Crawford
— 2 nights
Drive to Western Neb. Rgnl/William B. Heilig Airport, Fly to Omaha

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Sioux Falls — 1 night

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. On the 27th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, have fun and explore at Stockyards Ag Experience, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Butterfly House & Aquarium, and finally get to know the resident critters at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Sioux Falls day trip planner.

Omaha to Sioux Falls is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Omaha in May, expect Sioux Falls to be little chillier, temps between 69°F and 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rapid City.
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Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Rapid City — 7 nights

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Bring the kids along to Bear Country USA and Downtown Rapid City. Change things up with these side-trips from Rapid City: Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone), Custer (Custer State Park & Wildlife Loop Road) and Badlands National Park (Castle Trail, Loop Road, &more). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Reptile Gardens, don't miss a visit to Berlin Wall Exhibit, explore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument, and find something for the whole family at Storybook Island.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rapid City day trip site.

Drive from Sioux Falls to Rapid City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux Falls to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Crawford.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
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Crawford — 2 nights

Crawford is a city in Dawes County, in the northwestern part of the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Toadstool Campground, get engrossed in the history at Fort Robinson History Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Robinson State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Crawford trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Crawford takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Crawford can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips