9 days in North Dakota & South Dakota Itinerary

9 days in North Dakota & South Dakota Itinerary

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9 days in North Dakota & South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Rapid City
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Medora
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hill City
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Crazy Horse
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Wall
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
End: Rapid City

1
night
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Von Hoffman House.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Medora online trip itinerary builder .

Rapid City to Medora is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Rapid City in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Medora, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Medora

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Prairie Fire Pottery
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South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook
Von Hoffman House ©
Von Hoffman House

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 13th (Tue), appreciate the views at Roughlock Falls State Nature Area and then head outdoors with Devil Bathtub South Dakota. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Termesphere Gallery and then stroll the grounds of Black Hill National Cemetery.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Deadwood vacation planning tool .

Getting from Medora to Deadwood by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to Deadwood. Traveling from Medora in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 56°F in Deadwood. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hill City.

Things to do in Deadwood

Outdoors Trails Nature

Side Trips

Spearfish, Black Hill National Cemetery, Roughlock Falls State Nature Area
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Roughlock Falls State Nature Area ©
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area
Black Hill National Cemetery ©
Black Hill National Cemetery
Termesphere Gallery ©
Termesphere Gallery

1
night
Hill City

Hill City ©
Hill City is the oldest existing city in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Hill City online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Deadwood to Hill City by car takes about 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Hill City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Deadwood in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Hill City, with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Crazy Horse.

Things to do in Hill City

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Custer, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

2
nights
Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Crazy Horse Memorial. On the 17th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Native American Educational and Cultural Center and then appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at The Needles and then take in the awesome beauty at Harney Peak.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Crazy Horse trip itinerary maker .

Crazy Horse is just a short distance from Hill City. In August, daily temperatures in Crazy Horse can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Crazy Horse

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

South Dakota
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Black Elk Peak ©
Black Elk Peak
The Needles ©
The Needles

2
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 18th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, learn about all things military at Delta-09 Missile Silo, then take in the dramatic natural features at White River Valley Overlook, then trek along Saddle Pass Trail, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Prairie Homestead.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Wall day trip site .

Getting from Crazy Horse to Wall by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Crazy Horse in August, with highs in Wall at 87°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Philip, Badlands National Park, Badlands National Park
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Delta-09 Missile Silo ©
Delta-09 Missile Silo
Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead

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