5 days in South Dakota Itinerary

5 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Dakota tour planner
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Fly to Rapid City Regional Airport, Drive to Wind Cave National Park
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Wind Cave National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Hill City
— 1 night
Drive
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Spearfish
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pierre
— 1 night
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Wind Cave National Park — 1 day

Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
On the 30th (Wed), trek along Rankin Ridge Nature Trail and then identify plant and animal life at Wind Cave National Park.

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Orlando to Wind Cave National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Orlando to Wind Cave National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Orlando in March; daily highs in Wind Cave National Park reach 46°F and lows reach 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hill City.
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Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors
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Hill City — 1 night

Hill City is the oldest existing city in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, find something for the whole family at Rush Mountain Adventure Park, and then do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hill City road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wind Cave National Park to Hill City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in March, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Spearfish.
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Wineries · Theme Parks · Museums
Side Trip

Spearfish — 2 nights

Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. On the 1st (Fri), get curious at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, then get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Adams House. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center and then get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Spearfish route planner.

Traveling by car from Hill City to Spearfish takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In March in Spearfish, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pierre.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trips

Pierre — 1 night

Pierre is the capital of the state of South Dakota and the county seat of Hughes County. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Cultural Heritage Center.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pierre online travel planner.

You can drive from Spearfish to Pierre in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. April in Pierre sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
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