8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Drive
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Interior
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Rapid City
— 4 nights
Fly

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3
nights
Interior

Interior is a town in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. Attractions like Loop Road and Badlands Wall make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Interior's surroundings by going to Badlands National Park (Panorama Point Overlook, Sheep Mountain Table Road, &more), Minuteman Missile National Historic Site (in Philip) and Wall Drug (in Wall). Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burns Basin Overlook.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Interior journey planner.

Dubuque to Interior is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Dubuque to Interior, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubuque in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Interior, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Interior

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Loop Road ©
Must see
Loop Road
4.9
Badlands Wall ©
Geologic Formation
Badlands Wall
4.9

4
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Reptile Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Presidential Trail (in Keystone) and Custer (Iron Mountain Road, Wildlife Loop Road, &more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, look for gifts at Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium, stop by Downtown Rapid City, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Elk Peak.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City tour builder website.

Getting from Interior to Rapid City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Interior in June, expect nights in Rapid City to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Bear Country USA ©
Must see
Bear Country USA
4.4
Sylvan Lake ©
Water Body
Sylvan Lake
4.8

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