7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Rapid City
— 3 nights
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Interior
— 2 nights
3
De Smet
— 1 night

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Black Hills National Forest. Explore Rapid City's surroundings by going to Custer (Sylvan Lake, Needles Eye Tunnel, &more) and Mount Moriah Cemetery (in Deadwood). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery, and stop by Downtown Rapid City.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rapid City holiday planner.

Salt Lake City to Rapid City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, Rapid City is little chillier than Salt Lake City - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Interior.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Custer, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Prairie Berry Winery, Mount Moriah Cemetery
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Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA

2
nights
Interior

Interior ©
Interior is a town in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug, thentake a memorable drive along Loop Road, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Interior trip planner.

You can drive from Rapid City to Interior in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Rapid City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Interior, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to De Smet.

Things to do in Interior

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Wall Drug
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Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
Loop Road ©
Loop Road

1
night
De Smet

De Smet ©
De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. On the 26th (Sun), stroll the grounds of De Smet Cemetery, thensteep yourself in history at Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes, and then steep yourself in history at Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the De Smet trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Interior to De Smet takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Interior to De Smet, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Interior in July, expect nights in De Smet to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in De Smet

Historic Sites
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Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie ©
Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes ©
Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes
De Smet Cemetery
De Smet Cemetery

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