11 days in South Dakota Itinerary

11 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Dakota journey builder

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Make it your trip
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Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
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Mitchell
— 1 night
Drive
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Interior
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rapid City
— 5 nights
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Sioux Falls

— 2 nights
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Sioux Falls is known for parks, trails, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Falls Park, hike along SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Stockyards Ag Experience.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls trip itinerary planner.

Pittsburgh to Sioux Falls is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Pittsburgh to Sioux Falls is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Sioux Falls are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mitchell.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Mitchell

— 1 night
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. On the 15th (Tue), stop by Sweet Fix Candy & Pop Shop, then steep yourself in history at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, then don't miss a visit to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle, and finally make a trip to Corn Palace.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mitchell online trip maker.

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Mitchell in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Interior.

Things to do in Mitchell

Historic Sites · Shopping

Interior

— 2 nights
Interior is a town in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, then make a trip to Wall Drug, then take a memorable drive along Loop Road, and finally explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Interior itinerary builder.

You can drive from Mitchell to Interior in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mitchell to Interior due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mitchell in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Interior, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Interior

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

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.
Explore Rapid City's surroundings by going to Deadwood (Adams Museum, Mount Moriah Cemetery, &more), Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Sylvan Lake, &more) and Keystone (Breezy Point Picnic Area, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, &more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, view the masterpieces at Suzie Cappa Art Center, get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, and go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rapid City route planner.

Drive from Interior to Rapid City in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Interior in June, expect nights in Rapid City to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are little chillier, around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
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.