5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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5 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Deadwood
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Detroit Lakes
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Omaha

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night
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 30th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center and then wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Reptile Gardens, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chapel in the Hills.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rapid City trip planner.

Omaha to Rapid City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Omaha to Rapid City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rapid City when traveling from Omaha in August, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sylvan Lake, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

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night
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, then get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, and finally make a trip to Mt Roosevelt Monument.

Plan trip to Deadwood with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Rapid City to Deadwood in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Detroit Lakes.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Scott Jacobs Studio ©
Scott Jacobs Studio

1
night
Detroit Lakes

Detroit Lakes ©
Detroit Lakes is a city in the State of Minnesota and the county seat of Becker County. On the 2nd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Detroit Lake Public Beach, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Shady Hollow Flea Market.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Detroit Lakes trip site .

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Detroit Lakes takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. September in Detroit Lakes sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Detroit Lakes

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge
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Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge ©
Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Butterfly House & Aquarium, then test your team's savvy at Escapades Escape Rooms, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, and finally stroll around Falls Park.

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You can drive from Detroit Lakes to Sioux Falls in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Detroit Lakes in September, expect nights in Sioux Falls to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
Escapades Escape Rooms ©
Escapades Escape Rooms
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

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