11 days in Orlando & South Dakota Itinerary

11 days in Orlando & South Dakota Itinerary

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Orlando
— 4 nights
2
Keystone
— 3 nights
3
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
4
Chamberlain
— 1 night

4
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Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Pack the 8th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 12th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. There's lots more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, and make a splash at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando trip itinerary website.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Orlando. In September, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Venture out of the city with trips to Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Black Hills National Forest, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, cruise along Needles Highway, catch all the local highlights with Black Hills Helicopters, and admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Keystone trip planner.

Fly from Orlando to Keystone in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Orlando to Keystone, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Orlando in September, plan for little chillier days in Keystone, with highs around 71°F, while nights are colder with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, South Dakota, Hill City
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Black Hills Helicopters ©
Black Hills Helicopters
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Burns Basin Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, admire all the interesting features of Loop Road, then admire all the interesting features of Sheep Mountain Table Road, then explore the striking landscape at Panorama Point Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape at Conata Basin Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): get great views at Pinnacles Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook, identify plant and animal life at Hurley Butte Horseback Riding, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, then hike along Door Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Bigfoot Pass Overlook.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park trip itinerary website.

Getting from Keystone to Badlands National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Keystone in September, you will find days in Badlands National Park are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chamberlain.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Hurley Butte Horseback Riding
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

1
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Chamberlain

Chamberlain ©
Chamberlain is a city in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Akta Lakota Museum and then pause for some photo ops at Dignity.

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Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Chamberlain takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamberlain

Museums
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Dignity ©
Dignity
Akta Lakota Museum ©
Akta Lakota Museum

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