12 days in Blue Earth & South Dakota Itinerary

12 days in Blue Earth & South Dakota Itinerary

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Blue Earth
— 1 night
2
Wall
— 1 night
3
Custer
— 1 night
4
Keystone
— 1 night
5
Rapid City
— 3 nights
6
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
7
Interior
— 3 nights

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Blue Earth

Blue Earth
Blue Earth is a city in Faribault County, Minnesota, at the confluence of the east and west branches of the Blue Earth River. On the 11th (Thu), examine the collection at Giant Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Blue Earth travel route builder website.

Madison to Blue Earth is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. July in Blue Earth sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Fri) before leaving for Wall.

Things to do in Blue Earth

Museums

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Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. You've added Conata Basin Overlook, Roberts Prairie Dog Town, Badlands Wall, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, take a memorable drive along Loop Road, trek along Castle Trail, take an in-depth tour of Wounded Knee: The Museum, thenexplore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, and finally steep yourself in history at Prairie Homestead.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Wall online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Blue Earth to Wall takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Blue Earth to Wall is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Blue Earth in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Wall: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Custer.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Philip
Highlights from your plan
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead

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night
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Custer day trip planning site.

You can drive from Wall to Custer in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Wall in July, things will get a bit cooler in Custer: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Keystone.

Things to do in Custer

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicycle Sculpture, Native American Educational and Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Bicycle Sculpture ©
Bicycle Sculpture

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Keystone trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Custer to Keystone in an hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Things That Rock
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine
Breezy Point Picnic Area ©
Breezy Point Picnic Area

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 15th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel in the Hills. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Black Hills Caverns, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Canyon Lake Park, and finally do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rapid City trip maker app.

Rapid City is just a short distance from Keystone. Traveling from Keystone in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °F in Rapid City. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, Adams House, Pactola Lake
Highlights from your plan
Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills
Adams House ©
Adams House
Black Hills Caverns ©
Black Hills Caverns

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Sioux Empire Medical Museum and then do a tasting at Strawbale Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, look and learn at Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, thenstroll around Arrowhead Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sioux Falls tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Rapid City to Sioux Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Sioux Falls. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Interior.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Strawbale Winery
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Sioux Empire Medical Museum ©
Sioux Empire Medical Museum
Arrowhead Park ©
Arrowhead Park

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nights
Interior

Interior ©
Interior is a town in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. You've now added Badlands National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge, and then cruise along Sheep Mountain Table Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at White River Valley Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, thentrek along Notch Trail, thenexplore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, and finally contemplate the long history of Prairie Homestead.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Interior attractions planner.

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Interior in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux Falls to Interior. When traveling from Sioux Falls in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Interior, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Interior

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Oglala Lakota College Historical Center, Prairie Homestead, Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook

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