7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Dakota holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Sioux Falls
Drive
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Interior
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rapid City
— 4 nights
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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): walk around Falls Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sioux Falls online trip itinerary planner.

Mobile to Sioux Falls is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mobile in June: high temperatures in Sioux Falls hover around 80°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Interior.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Interior

— 2 nights
Interior is a town in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, browse the different shops at Wall Drug, then take a memorable drive along Loop Road, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Interior vacation builder.

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Interior in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Sioux Falls to Interior, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rapid City.

Things to do in Interior

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Rapid City

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rapid City: Keystone (Mount Rushmore National Memorial & Presidential Trail) and Custer (Wildlife Loop Road, Custer State Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, visit Downtown Rapid City, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens, and take a memorable drive along Needles Highway.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rapid City attractions site.

Getting from Interior to Rapid City by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Interior in June, plan for slightly colder days in Rapid City, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.