8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Deadwood
— 2 nights
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Keystone
— 2 nights

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Saddle Pass Trail, Door Trail, Notch Trail, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll through Notch Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Door Trail, hike along Saddle Pass Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and finally take a memorable drive along Loop Road. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park tour itinerary planner.

Dallas to Badlands National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Badlands National Park is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Dallas, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Badlands National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Must see
Loop Road
4.9
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Geologic Formation
Badlands Wall
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National Park
Badlands National Park
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Rapid City

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.
Chapel in the Hills has been added to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Tue), learn about all things military at South Dakota Air and Space Museum and then take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, admire the striking features of Chapel in the Hills, then get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rapid City day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Rapid City in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Badlands National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rapid City, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Must see
Bear Country USA
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Neighborhood
Downtown Rapid City
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Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Your day by day itinerary now includes Blacktail Horseback and Walking Tours, Deadwood Alive and Broken Boot Gold Mine. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get the lay of the land with Blacktail Horseback and Walking Tours, take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, go deep underground at Broken Boot Gold Mine, steep yourself in history at Adams House, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Deadwood Alive. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, cruise along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, then take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Deadwood trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Rapid City to Deadwood by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Deadwood. Traveling from Rapid City in June, plan for little chillier nights in Deadwood, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Nightlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Adams House
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History Museum
Adams Museum
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Keystone

Keystone ©

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Big Thunder Gold Mine, then examine the collection at National Presidential Wax Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally trek along Presidential Trail. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Rushmore Tramway Adventures.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Keystone trip maker.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Keystone takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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