7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Rapid City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Interior
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Des Moines

3
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Badlands National Park as well as The Golf Club at Red Rock. Mount Moriah Cemetery and Chapel in the Hills will appeal to history buffs. Downtown Rapid City and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Custer (Custer State Park & Black Hills National Forest) and Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone).

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rapid City online trip itinerary maker .

Des Moines to Rapid City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Des Moines to Rapid City is minus 1 hour. In May, Rapid City is slightly colder than Des Moines - with highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F. You'll set off for Interior on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Rapid City

Nature Parks Golf

Side Trips

Custer, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

3
nights
Interior

Interior ©
Interior is a town in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. Badlands National Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Interior holiday planner.

You can drive from Rapid City to Interior in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Interior are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Interior

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Oglala Lakota College Historical Center, Prairie Homestead
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Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead

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