6 days in Idaho & South Dakota Itinerary

6 days in Idaho & South Dakota Itinerary

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Wallace
— 1 night
Drive
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Boise
— 1 night
Fly
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Hill City
— 1 night
Drive
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Wallace — 1 night

Wallace is a small historic city in the Panhandle region of the U.S. state of Idaho and the county seat of Shoshone County in the Silver Valley mining district. To find out how to plan a trip to Wallace, use our trip itinerary maker.

Detroit to Wallace is an approximately 30-hour car ride. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Detroit to Wallace due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in July, things will get little chillier in Wallace: highs are around 71°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Boise.
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Boise — 1 night

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 2nd (Mon), stroll around Kathryn Albertson Park, then pause for some photo ops at Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Freak Alley Gallery.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Boise online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wallace to Boise takes 8 hours. Traveling from Wallace to Boise, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Boise is a bit warmer than Wallace - with highs of 91°F and lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to fly to Hill City.
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Parks · Historic Sites

Hill City — 1 night

Hill City is the oldest existing city in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get great views at Mount Coolidge, learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, head outdoors with Black Hills Balloons, see a show at Black Hills Playhouse, then browse for treasures at The Farmer's Daughter, and finally get engrossed in the history at South Dakota State Railroad Museum, Ltd..

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hill City route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Boise to Hill City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Boise in August; daily highs in Hill City reach 77°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Badlands National Park.
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Nightlife · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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Badlands National Park — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Homestead Overlook, explore the striking landscape of Burns Basin Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Panorama Point Overlook, explore the striking landscape at White River Valley Overlook, then trek along Saddle Pass Trail, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hurley Butte Horseback Riding.

To find out how to plan a trip to Badlands National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Hill City to Badlands National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hill City in August: high temperatures in Badlands National Park hover around 87°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Idaho travel guide

4.6
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.
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South Dakota travel guide

4.3
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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