8 days in Devils Tower & Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

8 days in Devils Tower & Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

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Devils Tower
— 1 night
2
Rapid City
— 3 nights
3
Philip
— 2 nights

1
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Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Wind Circles.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Devils Tower itinerary planner.

Minot to Devils Tower is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minot to Devils Tower. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Parks Nature Shopping
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Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Devils Tower Trading Post ©
Devils Tower Trading Post

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.
Popular historic sites such as Chapel in the Hills and Adams House are in your itinerary. Visiting Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Bear Country USA will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Sylvan Lake (in Custer) and Deadwood (Mount Moriah Cemetery & Historic Old Town). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars, take an in-depth tour of Pawnseum, and get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City trip planner.

You can drive from Devils Tower to Rapid City in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Rapid City sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Philip.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Deadwood, Sylvan Lake, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

2
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Philip

Philip ©
Philip is a city in Haakon County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook, learn about all things military at Delta-09 Missile Silo, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, thencontemplate the long history of Prairie Homestead, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Philip travel route planner.

You can drive from Rapid City to Philip in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Philip sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philip

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Badlands National Park, Delta-09 Missile Silo
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Minuteman Missile National Historic Site ©
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

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