6 days in Southeast South Dakota Region Itinerary

6 days in Southeast South Dakota Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southeast South Dakota Region tour planner

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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Chamberlain
— 1 night
Drive
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Mitchell
— 1 night
Drive
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Watertown
— 1 night
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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): examine the collection at South Dakota Air and Space Museum and then don't miss a visit to Dinosaur Park. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Bear Country USA and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens.

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Fort Wayne to Rapid City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fort Wayne to Rapid City. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fort Wayne in April: high temperatures in Rapid City hover around 54°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Chamberlain.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Chamberlain

— 1 night
Chamberlain is a city in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Akta Lakota Museum, then head outdoors with Allen's Hillside Guide Service - Day Adventures, and then pause for some photo ops at Dignity.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Chamberlain road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Chamberlain takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. April in Chamberlain sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mitchell.

Things to do in Chamberlain

Outdoors · Museums

Mitchell

— 1 night
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. On the 4th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village and then make a trip to Corn Palace.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mitchell day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chamberlain to Mitchell takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Mitchell are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Watertown.

Things to do in Mitchell

Museums · Historic Sites

Watertown

— 1 night
Watertown is a city in and the county seat of Codington County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bramble Park Zoo, then take in the exciting artwork at Terry Redlin Museum, and then shop like a local with Redlin Art Center.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Watertown online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Mitchell to Watertown takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Mitchell in April, expect Watertown to be slightly colder, temps between 52°F and 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Watertown

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Sioux Falls

— 1 night
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. On the 6th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral and then stroll around Falls Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Watertown to Sioux Falls in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Sioux Falls can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Historic Sites