28 days in South Dakota Itinerary

28 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Rapid City
— 12 nights
Drive
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Interior
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chamberlain
— 1 night
Drive
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Mitchell
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sioux Falls
— 7 nights
Drive to Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field, Fly to Exeter International Airport

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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Bridal Veil Falls (in Spearfish), Keystone (Presidential Trail, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, &more) and Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Sylvan Lake, &more). Pack the 7th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, and learn more about the world around you at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rapid City trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Rapid City is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. August in Rapid City sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Interior.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
nights
Interior

Interior is a town in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interior: Wall (Delta-09 Missile Silo & Wall Drug), Minuteman Missile National Historic Site (in Philip) and Badlands National Park (Badlands Wall, Loop Road, &more). Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burns Basin Overlook.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Interior trip planner.

You can drive from Rapid City to Interior in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Chamberlain.

Things to do in Interior

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

1
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Chamberlain

Chamberlain is a city in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to South Dakota Hall of Fame, then don't miss a visit to Dignity, then get outside with Allen's Hillside Guide Service - Day Adventures, and finally get engrossed in the history at Akta Lakota Museum.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chamberlain trip planner.

Drive from Interior to Chamberlain in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Interior to Chamberlain is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mitchell.

Things to do in Chamberlain

Outdoors · Museums

3
nights
Mitchell

Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Explore Mitchell's surroundings by going to De Smet (Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes, Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie, &more) and Dimock Dairy (in Dimock). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Corn Palace, examine the collection at George and Eleanor McGovern Library, and contemplate the long history of Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mitchell journey planner.

Traveling by car from Chamberlain to Mitchell takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Mitchell

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

7
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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Explore Sioux Falls' surroundings by going to Watertown (Codington County Historical Museum & Redlin Art Center), Porter Sculpture Park (in Montrose) and Lake Vermillion Recreation Area (in Canistota). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Falls Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Butterfly House & Aquarium, hike along Sioux Falls Bike Trails, and tour the pleasant surroundings at SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls online tour planner.

Drive from Mitchell to Sioux Falls in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Sioux Falls sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.