13 days in South Dakota Missouri River Region Itinerary

13 days in South Dakota Missouri River Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Dakota Missouri River Region travel planner

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Fly to Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field, Drive to Yankton
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Yankton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mobridge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lemmon
— 1 night
Drive
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Pierre
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chamberlain
— 3 nights
Drive to Pierre Regional Airport, Fly to Philadelphia International Airport

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Yankton

— 2 nights
Yankton is a city in, and the county seat of, Yankton County, South Dakota, United States. Yankton is known for trails, childrens museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Lewis and Clark Recreation Area, walk around Fantle Memorial Park, have fun and explore at Mead Cultural Education Center, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Meridian Highway Bridge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yankton online travel route planner.

Philadelphia to Yankton is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Philadelphia in September since evenings lows in Yankton dip to 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for Mobridge.

Things to do in Yankton

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Childrens Museums

Mobridge

— 2 nights
Mobridge is a city in Walworth County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Klein Museum and then appreciate the history behind Sitting Bulls Grave.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mobridge journey planner.

Traveling by car from Yankton to Mobridge takes 5.5 hours. In September in Mobridge, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 51°F at night. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lemmon.

Things to do in Mobridge

Museums

Lemmon

— 1 night
Lemmon is a city in Perkins County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Grand River Museum and then stroll around Petrified Wood Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lemmon online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Mobridge to Lemmon takes 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mobridge to Lemmon due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lemmon when traveling from Mobridge in September, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Pierre.

Things to do in Lemmon

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Pierre

— 4 nights
Pierre is the capital of the state of South Dakota and the county seat of Hughes County. Pierre is known for historic sites, childrens museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of State Capitol, appreciate the history behind Trail of Governors, brush up on your military savvy at South Dakota National Guard Museum, and see human ingenuity at work at Oahe Dam.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pierre road trip planning site.

You can drive from Lemmon to Pierre in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lemmon to Pierre due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lemmon in September, Pierre is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Chamberlain.

Things to do in Pierre

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Chamberlain

— 3 nights
Chamberlain is a city in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at South Dakota Hall of Fame, appreciate the history behind Dignity, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old West Trading Post, then take an in-depth tour of Akta Lakota Museum, and finally head outdoors with Allen's Hillside Guide Service - Day Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at South Dakota Tractor Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chamberlain online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pierre to Chamberlain in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 54°F. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chamberlain

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips