3 days in South Dakota Itinerary

3 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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3 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  3​h
1
Watertown
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

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Watertown

Watertown ©
Watertown is a city in and the county seat of Codington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 19th (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with Redlin Art Center, get a taste of the local shopping with Terry Redlin Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Codington County Historical Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Watertown trip itinerary maker tool .

Minneapolis to Watertown is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Minneapolis in January since evenings lows in Watertown dip to 4°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Watertown

Museums Shopping
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Redlin Art Center ©
Redlin Art Center
Codington County Historical Museum ©

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nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, and finally look for gifts at Alex Johnson Mercantile. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest, take an in-depth tour of Adams House, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rapid City online holiday planner .

You can drive from Watertown to Rapid City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Watertown to Rapid City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Watertown in January: high temperatures in Rapid City hover around 39°F and lows are around 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Deadwood, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Black Hills National Forest
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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