12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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Mitchell
— 1 night
Drive
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Pierre
— 1 night
Drive
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Wall
— 1 night
Drive
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Keystone
— 1 night
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Custer
— 1 night
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Wind Cave National Park
— 1 night
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Deadwood
— 2 nights
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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sioux Falls Bike Trails and then walk around Falls Park.

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Philadelphia to Sioux Falls is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Sioux Falls due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sioux Falls when traveling from Philadelphia in June, with lows around 58°F. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mitchell.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

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Mitchell

Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. On the 14th (Mon), stop by Sweet Fix Candy & Pop Shop and then make a trip to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mitchell trip maker tool.

Getting from Sioux Falls to Mitchell by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pierre.

Things to do in Mitchell

Historic Sites · Shopping

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Pierre

Pierre is the capital of the state of South Dakota and the county seat of Hughes County. For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pierre trip builder tool.

You can drive from Mitchell to Pierre in 2.5 hours. June in Pierre sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Wall.

Things to do in Pierre

Childrens Museums · Museums

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Wall

Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Prairie Homestead, then get engrossed in the history at Delta-09 Missile Silo, then get engrossed in the history at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, and finally make a trip to Wall Drug.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Wall itinerary builder app.

Getting from Pierre to Wall by car takes about 2 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Wall can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Wall

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Badlands National Park

Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Panorama Point Overlook, then cruise along Loop Road, then take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, and finally explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Badlands National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Badlands National Park is just a short distance from Wall. June in Badlands National Park sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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Rapid City

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City, look for gifts at Alex Johnson Mercantile, then get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, and finally get in on the family fun at Storybook Island.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Rapid City trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Rapid City in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Badlands National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rapid City: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Rapid City

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Keystone

Home Of Mount Rushmore

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 20th (Sun): go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, then trek along Presidential Trail, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Keystone route planner.

Keystone is very close to Rapid City. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rapid City in June: high temperatures in Keystone hover around 73°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Custer.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Custer

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 21st (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Insideout, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, then pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read Custer trip planner.

Traveling by car from Keystone to Custer takes an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Custer can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Windcross Conservancy, trek along Elk Mountain Nature Trail, then explore the striking landscape of Wind Cave National Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Rankin Ridge Nature Trail.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Wind Cave National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Custer to Wind Cave National Park takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Wind Cave National Park are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Deadwood

Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, then steep yourself in history at Adams House, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Spearfish Falls, then take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Scott Jacobs Studio.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Deadwood route app.

Getting from Wind Cave National Park to Deadwood by car takes about 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Wind Cave National Park to Deadwood is 1 hour. In June in Deadwood, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.