8 days in Ozark Mountains & South Dakota Itinerary

8 days in Ozark Mountains & South Dakota Itinerary

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8 days in Ozark Mountains & South Dakota Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Harrison
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Rapid City
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Harrison

Harrison ©
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Buffalo National River.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Harrison travel planner.

New York City to Harrison is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Harrison. In June, daytime highs in Harrison are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Harrison

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ponca, Spring Street Arts
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River
Spring Street Arts ©
Spring Street Arts

4
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Explore Rapid City's surroundings by going to Custer (Wildlife Loop Road, Custer State Park, & more), Wall Drug (in Wall) and Badlands National Park (Loop Road & Yellow Mounds Overlook). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery, view the masterpieces at Suzie Cappa Art Center, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rapid City route builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Harrison to Rapid City. The time zone difference when traveling from Harrison to Rapid City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Harrison in June, expect Rapid City to be a bit cooler, temps between 78°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Custer, Badlands National Park, Keystone, Prairie Berry Winery, Wall Drug
Highlights from your plan
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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