8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Fargo
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Fargo
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Wind Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Custer
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Medora
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
End: Fargo


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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 13th (Thu): get your game on at Scheels Arena and then let little ones run wild at Lindenwood Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fargo tour itinerary builder site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Fargo. September in Fargo sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Fargo

Fun & Games Parks Nature
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Lindenwood Park ©
Lindenwood Park
Scheels Arena ©
Scheels Arena

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Falls Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at SculptureWalk Sioux Falls.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sioux Falls trip planner.

Getting from Fargo to Sioux Falls by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
SculptureWalk Sioux Falls ©
SculptureWalk Sioux Falls

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Panorama Point Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, and then explore and take pictures at Loop Road.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Sioux Falls in September, expect little chillier with lows of 49°F in Badlands National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Wind Cave National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

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Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park presents one of the United States' few remaining intact prairies.
Plan my day in Wind Cave National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Wind Cave National Park by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Badlands National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Wind Cave National Park, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Wind Cave National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Windcross Conservancy, Bicycle Sculpture, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park
Windcross Conservancy ©
Windcross Conservancy

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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road, immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, and then appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Custer travel route planner .

You can drive from Wind Cave National Park to Custer in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Custer can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Crazy Horse Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial

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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.
On the 18th (Tue), meet the residents at Reptile Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Chapel in the Hills, then take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, and finally take an in-depth tour of Pawnseum.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rapid City itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Custer to Rapid City in an hour. Traveling from Custer in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rapid City, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Downtown Rapid City ©
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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Adams House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, and finally try your luck at Cadillac Jack's Gaming Resort.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Deadwood trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Deadwood takes 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. In September, daily temperatures in Deadwood can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Medora.

Things to do in Deadwood

Casinos Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Jack's Gaming Resort ©
Cadillac Jack's Gaming Resort
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum

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night
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. On the 20th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Medora road trip planning site .

Getting from Deadwood to Medora by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Deadwood to Medora is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Deadwood in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Medora, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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