5 days in Southeast South Dakota Region, Denver & Santa Fe Itinerary

5 days in Southeast South Dakota Region, Denver & Santa Fe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Rapid City
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
3
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Dallas

1
night
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
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 25th (Mon): delve into the mystery of Cosmos Mystery Area and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel in the Hills. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, and then wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City.

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Dallas to Rapid City is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Rapid City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in May, you will find days in Rapid City are a bit cooler (65°F), and nights are much colder (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 27th (Wed), take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, and then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Rapid City to Denver in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Denver are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, pause for some photo ops at Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, and finally don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf.

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Fly from Denver to Santa Fe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Denver in May, expect nights in Santa Fe to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi ©
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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