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

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

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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Spearfish
— 2 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
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Drive to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Fly to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get great views at Pinnacles Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Panorama Point Overlook, hike along Castle Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, and finally explore and take pictures at Loop Road. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Badlands Ranch Store, explore the striking landscape at White River Valley Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Burns Basin Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Homestead Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape of Conata Basin Overlook.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park attractions planner.

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 to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in August, plan for little chillier nights in Badlands National Park, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Spearfish.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Spearfish

Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Roughlock Falls State Nature Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Spearfish Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally learn about winemaking at Belle Joli Winery Sparkling House. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls and then cruise along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Spearfish trip planning tool.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Spearfish by car takes about 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Badlands National Park to Spearfish. Traveling from Badlands National Park in August, expect nights in Spearfish to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are little chillier, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Custer City.

Things to do in Spearfish

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Custer City

On the 29th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Kinzua Bridge State Park, then examine the collection at Penn Brad Oil Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Eldred World War II Museum.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Custer City online trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Spearfish to Custer City with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Spearfish to Custer City. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Custer City

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips