7 days in Badlands National Park, Spearfish & Custer City Itinerary

7 days in Badlands National Park, Spearfish & Custer City Itinerary

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Fly
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Spearfish
— 3 nights
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Drive to Rapid City Regional Airport, Fly to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Drive to Custer City
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Custer City
— 1 day
Drive to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Fly to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport

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2
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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.
On the 24th (Mon), get great views at Pinnacles Overlook, trek along Castle Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Panorama Point Overlook, and finally admire all the interesting features of Loop Road. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Homestead Overlook, hike along Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead, then take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Door Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Badlands National Park journey maker website.

Atlanta to Badlands National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 58°F in Badlands National Park. On the 26th (Wed), you'll travel to Spearfish.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

3
nights
Spearfish

Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Get some cultural insight at Mount Moriah Cemetery and Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Black Hill National Cemetery and Adams House. Step out of Spearfish with an excursion to Roughlock Falls Nature Area in Savoy--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, admire the verdant scenery at Roughlock Falls State Nature Area, take an in-depth tour of Black Hills Mining Museum, and do a tasting at Belle Joli Winery Sparkling House.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Spearfish driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Spearfish in 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Badlands National Park to Spearfish. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in August: highs in Spearfish hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 56°F. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Custer City.

Things to do in Spearfish

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Custer City

Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Kinzua Bridge State Park and then get engrossed in the history at Eldred World War II Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Custer City journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Spearfish to Custer City. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Custer City

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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