8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Eau Claire
Drive:  4​h
1
Oacoma
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Wall
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Sturgis
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Custer
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Interior
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Mitchell
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h
End: Eau Claire

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Oacoma

Oacoma
Oacoma is a town in Lyman County, South Dakota, United States. For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Oacoma online trip planner .

Eau Claire to Oacoma is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly. In July in Oacoma, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Wall.

Things to do in Oacoma

Shopping

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Wall trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Oacoma to Wall in 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oacoma to Wall due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Wall can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sturgis.

Things to do in Wall

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug

1
night
Sturgis

Sturgis ©
Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sturgis online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Wall to Sturgis by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Wall in July: highs in Sturgis hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Sturgis

Museums
Highlights from your plan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rapid City online travel planner .

Rapid City is just a short distance from Sturgis. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sturgis to Rapid City. July in Rapid City sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 62°F at night. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
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 16th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Keystone online sightseeing planner .

Keystone is very close to Rapid City. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rapid City in July, with highs in Keystone at 80°F and lows at 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Custer.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): cruise along Wildlife Loop Road and then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Custer trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Keystone to Custer takes an hour. In July in Custer, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Interior.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road

1
night
Interior

Interior ©
Interior is a town in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Interior trip planner .

You can drive from Custer to Interior in 2 hours. In July, Interior is a bit warmer than Custer - with highs of 91°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mitchell.

Things to do in Interior

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park

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Mitchell

Mitchell
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mitchell tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Interior to Mitchell takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Interior in July, you will find days in Mitchell are little chillier (86°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). You'll set off for home on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Mitchell

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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