4 days in Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

4 days in Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

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Wall
— 1 day
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Sturgis
— 1 night

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Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): shop like a local with Wall Drug, then take a memorable drive along Loop Road, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Wall trip planner.

Omaha to Wall is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Omaha to Wall. Expect little chillier evenings in Wall when traveling from Omaha in September, with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rapid City.

Things to do in Wall

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then stop by Goodtyme Photo, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City tour site.

You can drive from Wall to Rapid City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Wall, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rapid City, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sturgis.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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Sturgis

Sturgis ©
Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, and then get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sturgis online trip itinerary builder.

Sturgis is just a short distance from Rapid City. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Sturgis can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sturgis

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum
Historic Old Town
Historic Old Town

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