11 days in Sioux Falls, Keystone & Cave City Itinerary

11 days in Sioux Falls, Keystone & Cave City Itinerary

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11 days in Sioux Falls, Keystone & Cave City Itinerary

Start: Steubenville
Drive:  15​h 45​min
Sioux Falls
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
Cave City
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
End: Steubenville

Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kids will appreciate attractions like Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie and Children's Museum of South Dakota. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sioux Falls: Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial (in De Smet) and Corn Palace (in Mitchell). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Butterfly House & Aquarium, take an in-depth tour of Stockyards Ag Experience, stroll around Falls Park, and hike along SculptureWalk Sioux Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls route planning website .

Steubenville to Sioux Falls is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Steubenville to Sioux Falls is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Sioux Falls when traveling from Steubenville in May, with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

De Smet, Corn Palace, Children's Museum of South Dakota
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Falls Park ©
Falls Park
Children's Museum of South Dakota ©
Children's Museum of South Dakota


Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
You've now added Mount Rushmore National Memorial to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): get in on the family fun at Rushmore Tramway Adventures, explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Keystone online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Keystone takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sioux Falls in May, with highs in Keystone at 59°F and lows at 37°F. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll travel to Cave City.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Breezy Point Picnic Area ©
Breezy Point Picnic Area

Cave City

Cave City ©
Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, explore the striking landscape at Lost River Cave, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cave City attractions planner .

Explore your travel options from Keystone to Cave City with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Keystone to Cave City due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Keystone in June; daily highs in Cave City reach 84°F and lows reach 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cave City

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Bowling Green, Mammoth Cave
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Lost River Cave ©
Lost River Cave
Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum ©
Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum