6 days in Park City, Casper & South Dakota Itinerary

6 days in Park City, Casper & South Dakota Itinerary

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Park City
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Casper
— 1 night
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Deadwood
— 1 night
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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Badlands National Park
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Park City

Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Park City trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Park City. In July, daily temperatures in Park City can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to Casper.

Things to do in Park City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

Casper

— 1 night
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Edness K. Wilkins State Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Casper day trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Park City to Casper. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Deadwood.

Things to do in Casper

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Deadwood

— 1 night
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. You've now added Roughlock Falls State Nature Area to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): trek along Deadwood Trailhead George S. Mickelson Trail and then admire the verdant scenery at Roughlock Falls State Nature Area.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Deadwood travel route planner.

You can drive from Casper to Deadwood in 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Casper to Deadwood is 1 hour. Traveling from Casper in July, expect nights in Deadwood to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Deadwood

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rapid City

— 1 night

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chapel in the Hills as well as City of Presidents Walking Tour. On the 20th (Mon), head outdoors with Main Street Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel in the Hills, and then look for gifts at Christmas Village Store.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rapid City trip builder website.

You can drive from Deadwood to Rapid City in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Rapid City. In July, daytime highs in Rapid City are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Rapid City

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Custer

— 2 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument, don't miss a visit to Tower Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Custer trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Custer takes an hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rapid City in July, with highs in Custer at 80°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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.
To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park day trip website.

Drive from Custer to Badlands National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Custer in July, with highs in Badlands National Park at 91°F and lows at 60°F. On the 23rd (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

South Dakota travel guide

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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.