8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Rapid City
— 3 nights
2
Interior
— 2 nights
3
Sioux Falls
— 2 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rapid City: Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Sylvan Lake, &more), Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse) and Keystone (Black Hills Helicopters, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, &more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, get a taste of the local shopping with Suzie Cappa Art Center, get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, and visit Downtown Rapid City.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rapid City trip planner.

Salt Lake City to Rapid City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in August, with highs in Rapid City at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Interior.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Custer, Keystone, Crazy Horse Memorial
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

2
nights
Interior

Interior ©
Interior is a town in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug, thenadmire all the interesting features of Loop Road, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Interior trip planning site.

Drive from Rapid City to Interior in 1.5 hours. August in Interior sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Interior

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Stockyards Ag Experience, thenwalk around Falls Park, and finally hike along Sioux Falls Bike Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Butterfly House & Aquarium, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at SculptureWalk & The Arc of Dreams Sioux Falls.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sioux Falls online holiday builder.

Drive from Interior to Sioux Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Interior in August: highs in Sioux Falls hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
SculptureWalk & The Arc of Dreams Sioux Falls ©

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