8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Dakota trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Rapid City Regional Airport, Drive to Interior
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Interior
— 2 nights
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Rapid City
— 5 nights
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Interior

— 2 nights
Interior is a town in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, cruise along Loop Road, then buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Interior trip planner.

Austin to Interior is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, Interior is little chillier than Austin - with highs of 91°F and lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Interior

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Rapid City

— 5 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Family-friendly places like Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Downtown Rapid City will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Custer (Sylvan Lake, Needles Eye Tunnel, &more), Presidential Trail (in Keystone) and The Farmer's Daughter (in Hill City). Pack the 22nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Black Elk Peak, stroll through Bear Country USA, and go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Rapid City road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Interior to Rapid City takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Interior in July, you will find days in Rapid City are slightly colder (85°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.