13 days in South Dakota Itinerary

13 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Rapid City
— 5 nights
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Interior
— 3 nights
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Sioux Falls
— 4 nights

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Rapid City

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.
Popular historic sites such as Mount Moriah Cemetery and Historic Old Town are in your itinerary. Visiting Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Wildlife Loop Road will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse), Keystone (Breezy Point Picnic Area, Black Hills Helicopters, &more) and Custer (Black Hills National Forest, Sylvan Lake, &more). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, stop by Downtown Rapid City, get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City itinerary planner.

Palm Springs to Rapid City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Palm Springs to Rapid City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Rapid City is colder than Palm Springs - with highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Interior.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA

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Interior

Interior ©
Interior is a town in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. Visiting Badlands National Park and Minuteman Missile National Historic Site will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interior: Badlands National Park (Badlands Wall, Loop Road, &more) and Wall (Delta-09 Missile Silo & Wall Drug). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burns Basin Overlook, and hike along Door Trail.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Interior trip builder tool.

Drive from Rapid City to Interior in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Rapid City in September, expect nights in Interior to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Interior

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Sioux Falls Bike Trails and SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument. Visit St. Joseph Cathedral and Pettigrew Home & Museum for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sioux Falls: De Smet (De Smet Cemetery & Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie), Mitchell (Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle, Corn Palace, &more) and Wooden Legs Brewing Company (in Brookings). There's still lots to do: walk around Falls Park, have fun and explore at Stockyards Ag Experience, don't miss a visit to Michelangelo's David replica, and learn about winemaking at Strawbale Winery.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Interior to Sioux Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Interior in September: highs in Sioux Falls hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie ©
Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument ©
SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument

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