7 days in Sioux Falls & Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

7 days in Sioux Falls & Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sioux Falls sightseeing tool.

Elk River to Sioux Falls is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Museums · Nature · Fun & Games

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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.
For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park trip site.

Drive from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park. Traveling from Sioux Falls in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 49°F in Badlands National Park. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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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.
Storybook Island has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Storybook Island.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rapid City trip planner.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Rapid City by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park in September, you will find days in Rapid City are little chillier (75°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Custer.

Things to do in Rapid City

Theme Parks
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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 Jewel Cave National Monument. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): Head underground at Jewel Cave National Monument.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Custer day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Custer takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Rapid City in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 45°F in Custer. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Sioux Falls

Sertoma Park has been added to your itinerary.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Sioux Falls travel planner.

You can drive from Custer to Sioux Falls in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Custer to Sioux Falls is 1 hour. Traveling from Custer in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sioux Falls, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks
Highlights from your trip