15 days in South Dakota Itinerary

15 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sioux Falls
— 5 nights
2
Interior
— 2 nights
3
Rapid City
— 7 nights

5
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Explore Sioux Falls' surroundings by going to Watertown (Terry Redlin Museum, Redlin Art Center, &more), Mitchell (Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, Corn Palace, &more) and Porter Sculpture Park (in Montrose). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Falls Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie, and get engrossed in the history at Stockyards Ag Experience.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls travel route planner.

Richmond to Sioux Falls is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Richmond to Sioux Falls. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Richmond in July, with highs in Sioux Falls at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Interior.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Watertown, Mitchell, De Smet, Wooden Legs Brewing Company, Porter Sculpture Park
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Falls Park ©
Falls Park
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

2
nights
Interior

Interior ©
Interior is a town in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. On the 25th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, thenbrowse the different shops at Wall Drug, thencruise along Loop Road, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Delta-09 Missile Silo, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Interior online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Interior takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sioux Falls in July, you will find days in Interior are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Interior

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Wall
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug

7
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 Rapid City's surroundings by going to Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse), Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Wildlife Loop Road, &more) and Keystone (Presidential Trail, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, &more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, and take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rapid City journey maker site.

Getting from Interior to Rapid City by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Interior in July, plan for slightly colder days in Rapid City, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Spearfish, Keystone, South Dakota, Crazy Horse Memorial
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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