8 days in South Dakota Missouri River Region Itinerary

8 days in South Dakota Missouri River Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Dakota Missouri River Region holiday builder

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Make it your trip
Fly to Bismarck, Drive to Lemmon
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Lemmon
— 1 night
Drive
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Pierre
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chamberlain
— 1 night
Drive
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Yankton
— 2 nights
Drive to Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field, Fly to La Guardia Airport

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Lemmon

— 1 night
Lemmon is a city in Perkins County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Grand River Museum and then stroll through Petrified Wood Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lemmon trip planner.

New York City to Lemmon is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Lemmon when traveling from New York City in May, with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Pierre.

Things to do in Lemmon

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Pierre

— 3 nights
Pierre is the capital of the state of South Dakota and the county seat of Hughes County. Pierre is known for historic sites, childrens museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at State Capitol, get curious at South Dakota Discovery Center, admire the local landmark of Flaming Fountain, and explore the engaging exhibits at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pierre trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lemmon to Pierre takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lemmon in May since evenings lows in Pierre dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Chamberlain.

Things to do in Pierre

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Chamberlain

— 1 night
Chamberlain is a city in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. On the 9th (Sat), browse for treasures at Old West Trading Post, then pause for some photo ops at Dignity, then head outdoors with Allen's Hillside Guide Service - Day Adventures, and finally take an in-depth tour of Akta Lakota Museum.

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You can drive from Pierre to Chamberlain in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Chamberlain are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Yankton.

Things to do in Chamberlain

Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Yankton

— 2 nights
Yankton is a city in, and the county seat of, Yankton County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll around Fantle Memorial Park, stroll through Lewis and Clark Recreation Area, then explore the engaging exhibits at Mead Cultural Education Center, and finally snap pictures at Meridian Highway Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yankton trip planner.

You can drive from Chamberlain to Yankton in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Yankton

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Childrens Museums