5 days in Sioux Falls, Rapid City & Lincoln Itinerary

5 days in Sioux Falls, Rapid City & Lincoln Itinerary

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Sioux Falls
— 1 day
Drive
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive

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Sioux Falls

— 1 day
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. On the 13th (Wed), stroll around Falls Park and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral.

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Kansas City to Sioux Falls is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October in Sioux Falls, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rapid City.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Country USA, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens and then wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City.

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Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Rapid City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Rapid City are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly to Lincoln.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lincoln

— 2 nights
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. On the 16th (Sat), examine the collection at Museum of American Speed and then admire the masterpieces at International Quilt Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Hamann Rose Garden, then get a sense of history and politics at Nebraska State Capitol, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Catholic Church.

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Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Lincoln takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rapid City to Lincoln is 1 hour. When traveling from Rapid City in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lincoln: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites