8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Drive:  6​h
1
Grand Forks
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fargo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Deadwood
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Winnipeg

1
night
Grand Forks

Grand Forks ©
Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the State of North Dakota (after Fargo and Bismarck) and is the county seat of Grand Forks County. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Flood Memorial Monument.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grand Forks driving holiday website .

Winnipeg, Canada to Grand Forks is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Parks Shopping
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Memorial Park ©
Memorial Park
River Cities Speedway ©
River Cities Speedway
Widman's Candy Shop ©
Widman's Candy Shop

1
night
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): play a few rounds at Edgewood Golf, then get a new perspective on nature at Red River Zoo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fargo day trip tool .

You can drive from Grand Forks to Fargo in 1.5 hours. August in Fargo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Fargo

Golf Outdoors Parks
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Edgewood Golf ©
Edgewood Golf
Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church ©

2
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 12th (Mon), take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens, and then find something for the whole family at Storybook Island. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, then look for gifts at Christmas Village Store, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rapid City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Fargo to Rapid City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fargo to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Rapid City are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Storybook Island ©
Storybook Island
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

3
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Attractions like Jewel Cave National Monument and Broken Boot Gold Mine make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Devils Tower National Monument in Devils Tower (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, pause for some photo ops at Mt Roosevelt Monument, and take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Deadwood trip planner.

You can drive from Rapid City to Deadwood in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Rapid City to Deadwood is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Deadwood

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Devils Tower National Monument, Spearfish Falls, Jewel Cave National Monument, Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
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Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Jewel Cave National Monument ©
Jewel Cave National Monument
Broken Boot Gold Mine ©
Broken Boot Gold Mine

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