12 days in South Dakota Itinerary

12 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Miami
Fly:  9 h
1
Rapid City
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Interior
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Sioux Falls
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + Tram + Train:  9 h
End: Miami

5
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Wildlife Loop Road. Kids will enjoy Bear Country USA and Downtown Rapid City. Get out of town with these interesting Rapid City side-trips: Custer (Iron Mountain Road, Sylvan Lake, &more), The Museum @ Black Hills Institute (in Hill City) and Presidential Trail (in Keystone). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, browse the exhibits of Adams House, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, and take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rapid City vacation planner.

Miami to Rapid City is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Rapid City is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Miami in August, expect Rapid City to be little chillier, temps between 83°F and 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Interior.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Deadwood, Keystone, The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, Black Elk Peak
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

2
nights
Interior

Interior ©
Interior is a town in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Delta-09 Missile Silo, thentake a memorable drive along Loop Road, and finally explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

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

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Interior takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Interior

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Delta-09 Missile Silo
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Minuteman Missile National Historic Site ©
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park

4
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Visit St. Joseph Cathedral and Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village for their historical value. Kids will appreciate attractions like Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie and Falls Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sioux Falls: Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes (in De Smet) and Mitchell (George and Eleanor McGovern Library & Corn Palace). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sioux Falls Bike Trails, trek along SculptureWalk & The Arc of Dreams Sioux Falls, explore the engaging exhibits at Stockyards Ag Experience, and make a trip to Michelangelo's David replica.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls day trip planner.

You can drive from Interior to Sioux Falls in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Interior, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sioux Falls, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Mitchell, De Smet
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St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie ©
Falls Park ©
Falls Park

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