8 days in Rapid City & Medora Itinerary

8 days in Rapid City & Medora Itinerary

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8 days in Rapid City & Medora Itinerary

Start: Fargo
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Rapid City
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Medora
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Fargo

5
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Bring the kids along to Reptile Gardens and Storybook Island. Explore Rapid City's surroundings by going to Custer (Iron Mountain Road, Sylvan Lake, & more), Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone) and Devils Tower National Monument (in Devils Tower). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Loop Road, stop by Christmas Village Store, view the masterpieces at Suzie Cappa Art Center, and hike along Elk Mountain Nature Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rapid City trip planning app .

Fargo 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 Fargo to Rapid City is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Medora.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Badlands National Park, Keystone, Devils Tower National Monument, Elk Mountain Nature Trail
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Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

2
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. On the 17th (Wed), stroll through Caprock-Coulee Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Bully Pulpit Golf Course and then appreciate the extensive heritage of South Unit.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Medora online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Medora takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Rapid City in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 50°F in Medora. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Caprock-Coulee Trail ©
Caprock-Coulee Trail

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