9 days in South Dakota Itinerary

9 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
2
Mitchell
— 1 night
3
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
4
Rapid City
— 4 nights

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night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, thenhike along Sioux Falls Bike Trails, thenstroll around Falls Park, and finally have fun and explore at Stockyards Ag Experience.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sioux Falls online trip maker.

Tulsa to Sioux Falls is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, Sioux Falls is a bit cooler than Tulsa - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mitchell.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Historic Sites Trails
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Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Stockyards Ag Experience ©
Stockyards Ag Experience

1
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Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Corn Palace, thendon't miss a visit to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle, thencontemplate the long history of Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, and finally look for gifts at Sweet Fix Candy & Pop Shop.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mitchell tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Mitchell takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Mitchell are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Mitchell

Historic Sites Shopping
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Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village ©
Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle ©
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle

2
nights
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Burns Basin Overlook, cruise along Loop Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, thenexplore the striking landscape of White River Valley Overlook, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Mitchell to Badlands National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mitchell to Badlands National Park due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park

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nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Sylvan Lake, &more), Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse) and The Farmer's Daughter (in Hill City). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens, explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

To plan Rapid City vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Rapid City in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park in July, expect nights in Rapid City to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Custer, Keystone, Crazy Horse Memorial, The Farmer's Daughter
Highlights from your plan
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial

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