6 days in Bismarck, Black Hills & Badlands & Sioux Falls Itinerary

6 days in Bismarck, Black Hills & Badlands & Sioux Falls Itinerary

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Bismarck
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Keystone
— 3 nights
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Badlands National Park
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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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Bismarck — 1 night

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bismarck online road trip planner.

Fargo to Bismarck is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly. In June in Bismarck, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel to Keystone.
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Keystone — 3 nights

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Your list of things to see and do now includes 1880 Train/Black Hills Central Railroad, Iron Mountain Road, Wildlife Loop Road, and other attractions. Kids will enjoy Sylvan Lake and Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Keystone travel planner.

Drive from Bismarck to Keystone in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Keystone. In June, Keystone is slightly colder than Bismarck - with highs of 73°F and lows of 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for Badlands National Park.
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Badlands National Park

Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park trip planner.

Drive from Keystone to Badlands National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Keystone in June, with highs in Badlands National Park at 83°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sioux Falls.
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Sioux Falls — 1 night

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Sioux Falls trip simple and quick.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Sioux Falls by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Badlands National Park to Sioux Falls. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 58°F. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to home.
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