15 days in Southeast South Dakota Region Itinerary

15 days in Southeast South Dakota Region Itinerary

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15 days in Southeast South Dakota Region Itinerary

Start: Harlingen
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Rapid City
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Chamberlain
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mitchell
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
De Smet
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Vermillion
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Sioux Falls
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Harlingen

5
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
South Dakota Air and Space Museum and Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Downtown Rapid City and Museum of Geology. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, get your game on at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, find something for the whole family at Storybook Island, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel in the Hills.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rapid City vacation tool .

Harlingen to Rapid City is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Harlingen to Rapid City. In June, Rapid City is a bit cooler than Harlingen - with highs of 78°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chamberlain.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
South Dakota Air and Space Museum ©
South Dakota Air and Space Museum
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City
Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries ©

1
day
Chamberlain

Chamberlain ©
Chamberlain is a city in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. On the 21st (Fri), look for gifts at Old West Trading Post, head outdoors with Allen's Hillside Guide Service - Day Adventures, then get engrossed in the history at South Dakota Hall of Fame, then pause for some photo ops at Dignity, and finally take an in-depth tour of Akta Lakota Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chamberlain travel planner .

Getting from Rapid City to Chamberlain by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. June in Chamberlain sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mitchell.

Things to do in Chamberlain

Outdoors Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Old West Trading Post
Highlights from your plan
Akta Lakota Museum ©
Akta Lakota Museum
South Dakota Hall of Fame ©
South Dakota Hall of Fame
Dignity ©
Dignity

2
nights
Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at George and Eleanor McGovern Library, admire the striking features of Corn Palace, then browse the collection at Carnegie Resource Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mitchell Campground and then contemplate the long history of Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mitchell itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Chamberlain to Mitchell takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Mitchell are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to De Smet.

Things to do in Mitchell

Wildlife Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mitchell Campground ©
Lake Mitchell Campground
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace
Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village ©

1
night
De Smet

De Smet ©
De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. On the 24th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at De Smet Depot Museum, contemplate the long history of Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial, then contemplate the long history of Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie, and finally stroll the grounds of De Smet Cemetery.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our De Smet trip maker tool .

You can drive from Mitchell to De Smet in 1.5 hours. June in De Smet sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vermillion.

Things to do in De Smet

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial ©
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial

1
night
Vermillion

Vermillion ©
Vermillion is a city in and the county seat of Clay County, in the southeastern corner of the state of South Dakota, and the eleventh largest city in the state. On the 25th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Spirit Mound, see the interesting displays at Shrine to Music Museum, and then examine the collection at National Music Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vermillion trip builder app .

Traveling by car from De Smet to Vermillion takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Vermillion

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Music Museum ©
National Music Museum
Shrine to Music Museum ©
Shrine to Music Museum

4
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Let the collections at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History and Sioux Empire Medical Museum capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Joseph Cathedral and First Lutheran Church. There's lots more to do: stroll around Falls Park, engage your brain at Washington Pavilion, test your problem-solving skills at Escapades Escape Rooms, and steep yourself in history at Pettigrew Home & Museum.

Plan trip to Sioux Falls with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Vermillion to Sioux Falls takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Sioux Falls can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral