8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Rapid City
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Devils Tower
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Spearfish
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Sturgis
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
5
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Rapid City
— 1 night
End: Rapid City

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens, and then take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City. Keep things going the next day: go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rapid City route builder website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Rapid City. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Custer, Big Thunder Gold Mine
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Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get impressive views of Devils Tower National Monument.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Devils Tower trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Rapid City to Devils Tower in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Devils Tower can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Spearfish.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Parks Nature
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Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument

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Spearfish

Spearfish ©
Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Vore Buffalo Jump. On your second day here, make a trip to Center of the Nation Monument, identify plant and animal life at McNenny State Fish Hatchery, then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, then cruise along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and finally get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Spearfish trip planner .

You can drive from Devils Tower to Spearfish in an hour. Traveling from Devils Tower to Spearfish, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Spearfish are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sturgis.

Things to do in Spearfish

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Belle Fourche, Vore Buffalo Jump
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Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway ©
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway

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hours
Sturgis

Sturgis ©
Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Old Fort Meade Museum.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sturgis tour itinerary planner.

Sturgis is just a stone's throw from Spearfish. In August, daytime highs in Sturgis are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Sturgis

Museums
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Old Fort Meade Museum ©
Old Fort Meade Museum

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Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 25th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio, see the interesting displays at Tatanka: Story of the Bison, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Broken Boot Gold Mine, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Deadwood online trip maker .

Deadwood is just a short distance from Sturgis. In August in Deadwood, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 56°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Rapid City.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Broken Boot Gold Mine ©
Broken Boot Gold Mine
Tatanka: Story of the Bison ©
Tatanka: Story of the Bison

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): learn about all things military at South Dakota Air and Space Museum, admire the striking features of Chapel in the Hills, and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, don't miss a visit to Dinosaur Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries, and finally cruise along Wildlife Loop Road.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Rapid City trip simple and quick.

Drive from Deadwood to Rapid City in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Wildlife Loop Road, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road
South Dakota Air and Space Museum ©
South Dakota Air and Space Museum

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