9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Fargo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Custer
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Rapid City
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Grand Forks
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h
End: Winnipeg

1
night
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. On the 11th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Bonanzaville USA, then get a new perspective on nature at Red River Zoo, and then take an in-depth tour of Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fargo online trip itinerary maker .

Winnipeg, Canada to Fargo is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): appreciate the history behind USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Butterfly House & Aquarium, then learn more about the world around you at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sioux Falls visit planner.

You can drive from Fargo to Sioux Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Sioux Falls are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Butterfly House & Aquarium ©
Butterfly House & Aquarium
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

1
night
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Adams House, then take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and finally get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery.

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Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Deadwood takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Deadwood sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Outdoors Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Spearfish
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Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway ©
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery

2
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, then learn more about the world around you at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, and then explore and take pictures at Wildlife Loop Road.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Custer day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Custer takes 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Deadwood in August, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Custer. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Custer

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial

3
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 16th (Fri), get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens and then get in on the family fun at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. Here are some ideas for day two: go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, then do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars, then find something for the whole family at Storybook Island, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rapid City trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Custer to Rapid City takes an hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Custer in August: high temperatures in Rapid City hover around 33°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Rapid City

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Keystone
Highlights from your plan
Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Storybook Island ©
Storybook Island

few
hours
Grand Forks

Grand Forks ©
Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the State of North Dakota (after Fargo and Bismarck) and is the county seat of Grand Forks County. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): make a splash at Splasher's of the South Seas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Forks trip planner .

Drive from Rapid City to Grand Forks in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Grand Forks. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rapid City in August since evenings lows in Grand Forks dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Theme Parks
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Splasher's of the South Seas ©
Splasher's of the South Seas

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