14 days in Pittsburgh & Southeast South Dakota Region Itinerary

14 days in Pittsburgh & Southeast South Dakota Region Itinerary

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Pittsburgh
— 4 nights
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Rapid City
— 3 nights
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Mitchell
— 3 nights
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Sioux Falls
— 3 nights

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mount Washington and Strip District. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pittsburgh: Saint Vincent College (in Latrobe), Cucumber Falls (in Ohiopyle) and Fallingwater (in Mill Run). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, explore the world behind art at Andy Warhol Museum, and take in the local highlights with Walk the Burgh Tours.

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Roanoke to Pittsburgh is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park ©
Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

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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.
Bring the kids along to Bear Country USA and Downtown Rapid City. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens, stroll around Founders Park, find something for the whole family at Storybook Island, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel in the Hills.

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You can fly from Pittsburgh to Rapid City in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mitchell.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Theme Parks
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Storybook Island ©
Storybook Island

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Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Kids will enjoy Corn Palace and Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mitchell: De Smet (Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes & De Smet Cemetery) and Chamberlain (South Dakota Hall of Fame, Dignity, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle, contemplate the long history of Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, and stop by Sweet Fix Candy & Pop Shop.

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Getting from Rapid City to Mitchell by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Rapid City to Mitchell, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sioux Falls.

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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

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Akta Lakota Museum ©
Akta Lakota Museum
Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie ©
Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes ©
Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Bring the kids along to Falls Park and Escape 605. Go for a jaunt from Sioux Falls to Canistota to see Lake Vermillion Recreation Area about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, observe the fascinating underwater world at Butterfly House & Aquarium, stroll through Sioux Falls Bike Trails, and learn more about the world around you at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History.

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Getting from Mitchell to Sioux Falls by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Sioux Falls are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Zoos & Aquariums

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Falls Park ©
Falls Park
Escape 605 ©
Escape 605
Lake Vermillion Recreation Area ©
Lake Vermillion Recreation Area

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