9 days in Rapid City & Custer Itinerary

9 days in Rapid City & Custer Itinerary

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9 days in Rapid City & Custer Itinerary

Start: Rapid City
1
Rapid City
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Custer
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Rapid City

5
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rapid City: Badlands National Park (in Interior), Deadwood (Scott Jacobs Studio & Mount Moriah Cemetery) and Badlands National Park (Badlands Wall, Loop Road, & more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, get in on the family fun at Rushmore Tramway Adventures, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel in the Hills, and explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rapid City day trip planning tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Rapid City. In September, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Custer.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Deadwood, Badlands National Park, Rushmore Tramway Adventures, Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park

3
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Custer State Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Custer trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Custer takes an hour. Traveling from Rapid City in September, expect little chillier with lows of 45°F in Custer. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature
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Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

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