8 days in South Dakota, Minnesota & Door County Itinerary

8 days in South Dakota, Minnesota & Door County Itinerary

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Wall
— 2 nights
2
Two Harbors
— 1 day
3
Grand Marais
— 1 night
4
Fish Creek
— 2 nights

2
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 8th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Notch Trail, trek along Saddle Pass Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at White River Valley Overlook, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

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Washington DC to Wall is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Wall, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 49°F in Wall. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Two Harbors.

Things to do in Wall

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Philip
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White River Valley Overlook ©
White River Valley Overlook
Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

1
day
Two Harbors

Two Harbors ©
Two Harbors is a city in and the county seat of Lake County, Minnesota, United States, along the shore of Lake Superior. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): trek along Superior Hiking Trail, then immerse yourself in nature at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Two Harbors Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Two Harbors trip tool.

Fly from Wall to Two Harbors in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wall to Two Harbors. When traveling from Wall in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Two Harbors: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park ©
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
Two Harbors Lighthouse ©
Two Harbors Lighthouse

1
night
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade River State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Judge C.R. Magney State Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Sivertson Gallery, and finally enjoy the sea views from Grand Marais Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Marais visit planning site.

Drive from Two Harbors to Grand Marais in 2 hours. In September in Grand Marais, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fish Creek.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cascade River State Park
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Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park
Grand Marais Lighthouse ©
Grand Marais Lighthouse
Sivertson Gallery ©
Sivertson Gallery

2
nights
Fish Creek

Fish Creek ©
Fish Creek is an unincorporated community located in Door County, Wisconsin, United States, within the town of Gibraltar and is located on Highway 42 along Green Bay.HistoryThe first settler of Fish Creek was Increase Claflin and his family circa 1844, but the village founder is considered to be entrepreneur Asa Thorp. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): look for gifts at Wood Orchard, get some fabulous bargains at Door Artisan Cheese, then do a tasting at Island Orchard Cider, then kick back and relax at Schoolhouse Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington Island Stavkirke. On your second day here, do a tasting at Lautenbach's Orchard Country, then take in the exciting artwork at Edgewood Orchard Galleries, and then view the masterpieces at Off The Wheel Pottery.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fish Creek planner.

Drive from Grand Marais to Fish Creek in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Marais in September: highs in Fish Creek hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fish Creek

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Egg Harbor, Washington Island, Island Orchard Cider
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Washington Island Stavkirke ©
Washington Island Stavkirke
Eagle Bluff Lighthouse ©
Eagle Bluff Lighthouse
Edgewood Orchard Galleries ©
Edgewood Orchard Galleries

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