9 days in Rapid City & Keystone Itinerary

9 days in Rapid City & Keystone Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Dakota trip itinerary planner

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Rapid City
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Keystone
— 4 nights
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Rapid City

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rapid City: Badlands National Park (Loop Road & Badlands Wall) and Wall Drug (in Wall). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars, get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rapid City visit planner.

Miami to Rapid City is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Miami in October, things will get colder in Rapid City: highs are around 62°F and lows about 40°F. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Keystone.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Keystone

— 4 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Keystone: Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse) and Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Sylvan Lake, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, trek along Presidential Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, and take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Keystone visit planning site.

Keystone is very close to Rapid City. In October, Keystone is slightly colder than Rapid City - with highs of 57°F and lows of 34°F. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips