9 days in Greensboro & South Dakota Itinerary

9 days in Greensboro & South Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Drive to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Fly to Rapid City Regional Airport
Rapid City
— 3 nights
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights



— 3 nights
The city of Greensboro is the county seat of Greene County, Georgia, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Watson Mill Bridge State Park and Heritage Hall. Museum-lovers will appreciate Uncle Remus Museum and The Laurel and Hardy Museum of Harlem, Georgia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Greensboro: Washington (Callaway Plantation & Kettle Creek Battlefield), Elder Mill Covered Bridge (in Watkinsville) and Hard Labor Creek State Park (in Rutledge). There's still lots to do: walk around Hickory Knob State Resort Park and Campground, play a few rounds at Reynolds Lake Oconee, contemplate the long history of Rogers House and Rose Cottage, and admire the majestic nature at Elijah Clark State Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Greensboro day trip app.

Atlanta to Greensboro is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In April, daytime highs in Greensboro are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Greensboro

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Rapid City

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Berlin Wall Exhibit. Get in touch with nature at Black Elk Peak and The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Rapid City: Custer State Park (in Custer) and The Museum @ Black Hills Institute (in Hill City). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum of Geology.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Greensboro to Rapid City. The time zone difference when traveling from Greensboro to Rapid City is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Greensboro in April, plan for much colder days in Rapid City, with highs around 54°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park

— 2 nights
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.
On the 17th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Burns Basin Overlook, hike along Door Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, then hike along Notch Trail, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at White River Valley Overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Panorama Point Overlook, identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, then get great views at Pinnacles Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park day trip website.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Badlands National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Badlands National Park, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

South Dakota travel guide

National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.