5 days in Grant, Black Hills & Badlands & Hastings Itinerary

5 days in Grant, Black Hills & Badlands & Hastings Itinerary

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Grant
Drive to Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport, Fly to Rapid City
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
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Hastings
— 1 night
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Grant

Grant is a city in Newaygo County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 4th (Sun), play a few rounds at Pilgrim's Run Golf Club.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grant trip itinerary website.

Onawa to Grant is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Onawa to Grant, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Onawa in July, expect Grant to be little chillier, temps between 80°F and 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Grant

Golf · Outdoors

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Rapid City

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stroll through Bear Country USA, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, then find something for the whole family at Rushmore Tramway Adventures, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rapid City holiday builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grant to Rapid City. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Badlands National Park

— 1 night
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 7th (Wed): cruise along Loop Road, then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and then explore the striking landscape at Burns Basin Overlook.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Rapid City to Badlands National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Rapid City in July, expect nights in Badlands National Park to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 91°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Hastings.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Hastings

— 1 night
Hastings is a city and county seat of Adams County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): make a trip to Birthplace of Kool-Aid, stroll through Crane Trust Wild Rose Ranch, and then learn more about the world around you at Hastings Museum.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hastings tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Hastings in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Badlands National Park to Hastings is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Hastings are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hastings

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip