7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Rapid City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Philip
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Philadelphia

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chapel in the Hills and D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries and Suzie Cappa Art Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Deadwood (Tatanka: Story of the Bison, Adams Museum, &more), Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame (in Sturgis) and Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center (in Lead). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at America's Founding Fathers Exhibit, examine the collection at Museum of Geology, and learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rapid City day trip planning site .

Philadelphia to Rapid City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Rapid City. In September, Rapid City is little chillier than Philadelphia - with highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Philip.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Deadwood, Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, Prairie Berry Winery, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries ©
Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum
Adams House ©
Adams House

3
nights
Philip

Philip ©
Philip is a city in Haakon County, South Dakota, United States. On the 17th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Prairie Homestead, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, and then see the interesting displays at Pioneer Auto Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, brush up on your military savvy at Delta-09 Missile Silo, then browse the different shops at Wall Drug, and finally identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Philip trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Philip takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Rapid City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Philip, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 49°F. On the 19th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Philip

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Wall, Pioneer Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead
Pioneer Auto Museum ©
Pioneer Auto Museum
Delta-09 Missile Silo ©
Delta-09 Missile Silo

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