6 days in Wounded Knee & Badlands National Park Itinerary

6 days in Wounded Knee & Badlands National Park Itinerary

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Wounded Knee
— 1 day
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Badlands National Park
— 3 nights
3
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights

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Wounded Knee

Wounded Knee ©
Wounded Knee is a census-designated place in Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wounded Knee Massacre Monument. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Red Cloud Heritage Center and then appreciate the history behind Wounded Knee Massacre Monument.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Wounded Knee road trip site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Wounded Knee. September in Wounded Knee sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Wounded Knee

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Red Cloud Heritage Center
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Wounded Knee Massacre Monument ©
Wounded Knee Massacre Monument
Red Cloud Heritage Center ©
Red Cloud Heritage Center

3
nights
Badlands National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park, explore and take pictures at Loop Road, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of South Dakota's Original 1880 Town, hike along Notch Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park day trip website.

Getting from Wounded Knee to Badlands National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In September in Badlands National Park, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, South Dakota's Original 1880 Town
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
On the 20th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Bigfoot Pass Overlook, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Homestead Overlook, and then trek along Castle Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Saddle Pass Trail, stroll through Door Trail, and then hike along Fossil Exhibit Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Pinnacles Overlook ©
Pinnacles Overlook
Sage Creek Wilderness Area ©
Sage Creek Wilderness Area