4 days in Minnetonka & South Dakota Itinerary

4 days in Minnetonka & South Dakota Itinerary

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Minnetonka
— 1 day
Drive to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Fly to Rapid City
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Rapid City
— 3 nights
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Minnetonka

— 1 day
Minnetonka is a suburban city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States, eight miles (13 km) west of Minneapolis. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Baker Park Reserve, tee off at Rush Creek, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elm Creek Singletrack Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Minnetonka online travel planner.

Minneapolis to Minnetonka is an approximately half hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Minnetonka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Golf

Side Trips

Rapid City

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Bring the kids along to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Downtown Rapid City. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Keystone (Goodtyme Photo & Breezy Point Picnic Area) and Custer (Wildlife Loop Road, Custer State Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Country USA, find something for the whole family at Rushmore Tramway Adventures, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rapid City trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Minnetonka to Rapid City. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minnetonka to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

South Dakota travel guide

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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.