16 days in South Dakota Itinerary

16 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Sioux Falls
— 5 nights
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Mitchell
— 1 night
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Interior
— 3 nights
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Rapid City
— 6 nights

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sioux Falls: Wooden Legs Brewing Company (in Brookings), De Smet (De Smet Cemetery & Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie) and Watertown (Terry Redlin Museum, Redlin Art Center, &more). There's still lots to do: walk around Falls Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, hike along SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument, and test your problem-solving skills at Escape 605.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sioux Falls visit planner.

New York City to Sioux Falls is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in June, expect little chillier with lows of 58°F in Sioux Falls. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Mitchell.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Redlin Art Center
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Falls Park
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Room Escape Game
Escape 605
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Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. On the 2nd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle, then make a trip to Corn Palace, then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Rooms at that place, and finally look for gifts at Sweet Fix Candy & Pop Shop.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mitchell trip website.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Mitchell takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Mitchell sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Interior.

Things to do in Mitchell

Fun & Games · Shopping
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Corn Palace
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Interior

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Interior is a town in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interior: Wall Drug (in Wall), Badlands National Park (Badlands Wall, Loop Road, &more) and Minuteman Missile National Historic Site (in Philip). Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at White River Valley Overlook, and trek along Notch Trail.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Interior trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Mitchell to Interior by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Interior can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Interior

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Must see
Loop Road
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National Park
Badlands National Park
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Shopping Mall
Wall Drug
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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.
Explore Rapid City's surroundings by going to Keystone (Black Hills Helicopters, Presidential Trail, &more), Insideout (in Hill City) and Custer (Sylvan Lake, Needles Eye Tunnel, &more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, and visit Downtown Rapid City.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rapid City trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Interior to Rapid City takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Interior in July: highs in Rapid City hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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