6 days in Southeast South Dakota Region Itinerary

6 days in Southeast South Dakota Region Itinerary

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6 days in Southeast South Dakota Region Itinerary

Start: Saint Cloud
Drive:  10​h 30​min
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Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Chamberlain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mitchell
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
De Smet
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Saint Cloud

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Rapid City

Rapid City
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rapid City travel route planner .

Saint Cloud to Rapid City is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Rapid City are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. On the 6th (Tue), you're off toChamberlain.

Things to do in Rapid City

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Chamberlain

Chamberlain ©
Chamberlain is a city in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Old West Trading Post, then don't miss a visit to Dignity, then get outside with Allen's Hillside Guide Service - Day Adventures, and finally take an in-depth tour of Akta Lakota Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at South Dakota Hall of Fame and then see the interesting displays at South Dakota Tractor Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Chamberlain itinerary maker .

You can drive from Rapid City to Chamberlain in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Chamberlain. In August in Chamberlain, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Mitchell.

Things to do in Chamberlain

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Side Trips

Old West Trading Post, South Dakota Tractor Museum
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Akta Lakota Museum ©
Akta Lakota Museum
Dignity ©
Dignity
South Dakota Tractor Museum ©
South Dakota Tractor Museum

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Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Corn Palace. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, then make a trip to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle, then browse the exhibits of Corn Palace, and finally learn about all things military at George and Eleanor McGovern Library. On the next day, get lost in a book at Carnegie Resource Center, then stop by Sweet Fix Candy & Pop Shop, and then get engrossed in the history at Dakota Discovery Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Mitchell trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Chamberlain to Mitchell in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to De Smet.

Things to do in Mitchell

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace
Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village ©
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle ©
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle

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De Smet

De Smet ©
De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of De Smet Depot Museum, then contemplate the long history of Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at De Smet Cemetery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the De Smet trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Mitchell to De Smet takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in De Smet are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in De Smet

Historic Sites Museums
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