6 days in South Dakota Itinerary

6 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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6 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Rapid City
1
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Mitchell
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Watertown
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Rapid City

2
nights
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 28th (Sat), wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City, look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens, explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rapid City visit planner .

In April, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mitchell.

Things to do in Rapid City

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Moriah Cemetery
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City

few
hours
Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mitchell driving holiday planner.

Drive from Rapid City to Mitchell in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Mitchell. April in Mitchell sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Mitchell

#Museums
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Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace

2
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sioux Falls journey planner .

Getting from Mitchell to Sioux Falls by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Sioux Falls sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Watertown.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Museums
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Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

1
night
Watertown

Watertown ©
Watertown is a city in and the county seat of Codington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bramble Park Zoo and then try your luck at Dakota Sioux Casino.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Watertown trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Watertown takes 2 hours. May in Watertown sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Watertown

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Museums
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Redlin Art Center ©
Redlin Art Center
Bramble Park Zoo ©
Bramble Park Zoo

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