8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Sioux Falls
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
3
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Custer
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Rapid City
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Memphis

1
night
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
You've now added Mill City Museum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Mill City Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis online day trip planner .

Memphis to Minneapolis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in August, expect Minneapolis to be little chillier, temps between 81°F and 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mill City Museum ©
Mill City Museum

few
hours
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Falls Park. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stroll around Falls Park.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Minneapolis to Sioux Falls by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Sioux Falls are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park ©
Falls Park

2
nights
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.
To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Badlands National Park trip builder website .

Drive from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Sioux Falls in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Badlands National Park: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Delta-09 Missile Silo
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Delta-09 Missile Silo ©
Delta-09 Missile Silo

1
night
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Custer road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Custer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in August: high temperatures in Custer hover around 77°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

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nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Horse Thief Lake and then hike along Presidential Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Keystone visit planning app .

You can drive from Custer to Keystone in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Keystone can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rapid City.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Horse Thief Lake ©
Horse Thief Lake
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail

1
night
Rapid City

Rapid City
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rapid City trip builder site .

Rapid City is just a short distance from Keystone. Traveling from Keystone in August, expect Rapid City to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 60°F. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Outdoors Parks Tours

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