15 days in South Dakota & Crow Agency Itinerary

15 days in South Dakota & Crow Agency Itinerary

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15 days in South Dakota & Crow Agency Itinerary

Start: Graz
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Crow Agency
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Wounded Knee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Wall
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
End: Graz

2
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Buffalo Gap National Grassland has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City, then take a memorable drive along Buffalo Gap National Grassland, and then identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rapid City trip builder tool .

Graz, Austria to Rapid City is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Graz to Rapid City is minus 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Rapid City

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Buffalo Gap National Grassland ©
Buffalo Gap National Grassland

1
night
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Historic Old Town. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, and then admire all the interesting features of Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Deadwood online vacation planner .

Getting from Rapid City to Deadwood by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Rapid City to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Deadwood can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll set off for Crow Agency on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway ©
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway

2
nights
Crow Agency

Crow Agency ©
Crow Agency is a census-designated place (CDP) in Big Horn County, Montana, United States and is near the actual location for the Little Bighorn National Monument and re-enactment produced by the Real Bird family known as Battle of the Little Bighorn Reenactment. You've now added Little Bighorn Battlefield to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Crow Agency vacation planning tool .

You can drive from Deadwood to Crow Agency in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Crow Agency due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Crow Agency can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Crow Agency

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Custer Battlefield Museum, Crow Indian Reservation
Highlights from your plan
Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Custer Battlefield Trading Company ©
Custer Battlefield Museum ©
Custer Battlefield Museum

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
You've now added Mount Rushmore National Memorial to your itinerary.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Keystone trip planner .

Traveling by car from Crow Agency to Keystone takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Crow Agency in August, with highs in Keystone at 29°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Wounded Knee.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine

1
night
Wounded Knee

Wounded Knee ©
Wounded Knee is a census-designated place in Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wounded Knee Massacre Monument.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Wounded Knee vacation planning site .

You can drive from Keystone to Wounded Knee in 2 hours. When traveling from Keystone in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Wounded Knee, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Wounded Knee

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wounded Knee Massacre Monument ©
Wounded Knee Massacre Monument

2
nights
Badlands National Park

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bigfoot Pass Overlook, Panorama Point Overlook, Big Badlands Overlook, and other attractions you added. On the 8th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Homestead Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at White River Valley Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Panorama Point Overlook, and finally cruise along Loop Road. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, and finally get out in the countryside at Prairie Homestead.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Wounded Knee to Badlands National Park in 2 hours. In August in Badlands National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Wall.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Prairie Homestead
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

4
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Explore Wall's surroundings by going to Pine Ridge Reservation (in Manderson) and Red Cloud Heritage Center (in Pine Ridge).

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Wall trip itinerary builder tool .

Wall is just a stone's throw from Badlands National Park. In August, daily temperatures in Wall can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will leave for home on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Wall

Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Red Cloud Heritage Center, Pine Ridge Reservation
Highlights from your plan
Red Cloud Heritage Center ©
Red Cloud Heritage Center

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