7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mitchell
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
3
Wall
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
4
Badlands National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Keystone
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Mankato

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. SculptureWalk Sioux Falls has been added to your itinerary. On the 25th (Sun), trek along SculptureWalk Sioux Falls.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls trip planner .

Minneapolis to Sioux Falls is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August in Sioux Falls, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mitchell.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Outdoors Trails
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SculptureWalk Sioux Falls ©
SculptureWalk Sioux Falls

few
hours
Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stop by Sweet Fix Candy & Pop Shop and then admire the striking features of Corn Palace.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mitchell day trip site .

Drive from Sioux Falls to Mitchell in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Mitchell, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 60°F at night. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wall.

Things to do in Mitchell

Shopping
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Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace

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hours
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 26th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with Wall Drug.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Wall trip maker app .

Getting from Mitchell to Wall by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Mitchell to Wall, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Wall

Shopping
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Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug

few
hours
Badlands National Park

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.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Badlands National Park online day trip planner .

Badlands National Park is just a stone's throw from Wall. August in Badlands National Park sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 58°F at night. On the 26th (Mon), you're off toRapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

2
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 Bear Country USA, Downtown Rapid City and Chapel in the Hills.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rapid City holiday site .

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Rapid City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Keystone.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills

3
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rockin R Rides, Iron Mountain Road, Custer State Park Visitor Center, and other attractions you added. Explore Keystone's surroundings by going to Bicycle Sculpture (in Pringle) and Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel & Wildlife Loop Road). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, see the interesting displays at National Presidential Wax Museum, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Big Thunder Gold Mine, and hike along Presidential Trail.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Keystone trip builder website .

Keystone is just a short distance from Rapid City. Traveling from Rapid City in August, things will get little chillier in Keystone: highs are around 77°F and lows about 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Custer, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Bicycle Sculpture
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road

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