7 days in Rapid City, Spearfish & Custer Itinerary

7 days in Rapid City, Spearfish & Custer Itinerary

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Rapid City
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Spearfish
— 2 nights
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Custer
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Rapid City

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rapid City trip itinerary planning app.

Atlanta to Rapid City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta to Rapid City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Atlanta in August: high temperatures in Rapid City hover around 83°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Spearfish.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

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Spearfish

Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Spearfish tour planning app.

Drive from Rapid City to Spearfish in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Spearfish. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Custer.

Things to do in Spearfish

Museums · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

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Custer

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Crazy Horse Memorial as well as Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Custer travel tool.

Traveling by car from Spearfish to Custer takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Spearfish to Custer, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Spearfish in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 51°F in Custer. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature

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