5 days in South Dakota Itinerary

5 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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5 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Cedar Rapids
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Crazy Horse
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Cedar Rapids

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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.
To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Badlands National Park online holiday planner .

Cedar Rapids to Badlands National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Crazy Horse.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Wall Drug Store
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Wall Drug Store
Wall Drug Store

3
days
Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Crazy Horse: Custer State Park (in Custer) and Rapid City (Downtown Rapid City & Bear Country USA).

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Crazy Horse route app .

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Crazy Horse in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park to Crazy Horse, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Crazy Horse are 34°F, while nighttime lows are 14°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Crazy Horse

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Rapid City, Needles Highway, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial

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