12 days in South Dakota Itinerary

12 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Charlotte
Drive:  23 h 45 min
1
Interior
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Rapid City
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Crazy Horse
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Charlotte

3
nights
Interior

Interior ©
Interior is a town in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interior: Badlands National Park (Pinnacles Overlook, Yellow Mounds Overlook, &more), Minuteman Missile National Historic Site (in Philip) and Wall (Wall Drug & Delta-09 Missile Silo). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Burns Basin Overlook, trek along Door Trail, and stroll through Notch Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Interior trip planner.

Charlotte to Interior is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Charlotte to Interior, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in July, Interior is slightly colder at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Interior

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Wall, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

4
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 Rapid City with a short trip to Iron Mountain Road in Custer, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, see the interesting displays at America's Founding Fathers Exhibit, get engrossed in the history at South Dakota Air and Space Museum, and get your game on at Cosmos Mystery Area.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rapid City day trip planner.

You can drive from Interior to Rapid City in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Interior, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rapid City, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Crazy Horse.

Things to do in Rapid City

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Keystone, Iron Mountain Road
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens

3
nights
Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Native American Educational and Cultural Center and then appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at The Needles and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Elk Peak.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Crazy Horse online trip planner.

You can drive from Rapid City to Crazy Horse in an hour. Another option is to take a shuttle. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rapid City in July: high temperatures in Crazy Horse hover around 80°F and lows are around 53°F. You will leave for home on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Crazy Horse

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

South Dakota
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Black Elk Peak ©
Black Elk Peak
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial
Native American Educational and Cultural Center ©

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