3 days in United States Itinerary

3 days in United States Itinerary

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3 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Saint Cloud
Drive:  3​h
1
Mitchell
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Wall
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
3
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Rapid City
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Saint Cloud

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Mitchell

Mitchell
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mitchell trip builder website .

Saint Cloud to Mitchell is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Mitchell are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. On the 4th (Sun), you'll travel to Wall.

Things to do in Mitchell

Museums Parks Historic Sites

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Wall

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Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Badlands National Park as well as Wall Drug. On the 4th (Sun), browse the different shops at Wall Drug and then explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Wall trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Mitchell to Wall in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mitchell to Wall, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Wall are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Wall

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
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Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall and then take a memorable drive along Loop Road.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park trip planner .

Badlands National Park is just a stone's throw from Wall. In August in Badlands National Park, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature
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Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

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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 5th (Mon): admire the striking features of Chapel in the Hills.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Rapid City trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Rapid City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Historic Sites
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Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills