5 days in South Dakota Itinerary

5 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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5 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  3​h 15​min
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Rapid City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Denver

4
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Bring the kids along to Reptile Gardens and Dinosaur Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Badlands National Park (Badlands Wall & Loop Road), Wall Drug (in Wall) and Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, find something for the whole family at Storybook Island, go for a walk through Breezy Point Picnic Area, and explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Rapid City route builder site .

Denver to Rapid City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Denver in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rapid City: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Keystone, Badlands National Park, Custer, Wall Drug, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Storybook Island ©
Storybook Island

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