8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone), Custer (Sylvan Lake, Needles Eye Tunnel, &more) and Hot Springs (Pioneer Museum & Mammoth Site of Hot Springs). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, shop like a local with Suzie Cappa Art Center, Head underground at Wind Cave National Park, and visit Downtown Rapid City.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rapid City trip planner.

Nashville to Rapid City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nashville in May, with highs in Rapid City at 65°F and lows at 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Interior.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City

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Interior

Interior ©
Interior is a town in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, don't miss a visit to Wall Drug, then cruise along Loop Road, and finally explore the striking landscape 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 other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Interior online attractions planner.

You can drive from Rapid City to Interior in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Interior

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Stockyards Ag Experience, then walk around Falls Park, and finally trek along Sioux Falls Bike Trails. On your second day here, hike along SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument, then test your problem-solving skills at Escape 605, and then make a trip to Michelangelo's David replica.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Interior to Sioux Falls in 4.5 hours. Another option is to 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. May in Sioux Falls sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
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Falls Park ©
Falls Park
Escape 605 ©
Escape 605
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

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