6 days in South Dakota Itinerary

6 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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6 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Minneapolis
Drive:  4​h 30​min
De Smet
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Mitchell
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Minneapolis

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De Smet

De Smet ©
De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie.

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Minneapolis to De Smet is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. In July in De Smet, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Badlands National Park.

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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.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall and then explore and take pictures at Loop Road.

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Traveling by car from De Smet to Badlands National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. On the 24th (Tue), you're off toCrazy Horse.

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2
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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.
On the 24th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. On the next day, hike along Presidential Trail, pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then admire all the interesting features of Big Thunder Gold Mine.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Keystone visit planner.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Keystone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Badlands National Park to Keystone. In July, daytime highs in Keystone are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mitchell.

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Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is a city in and the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. On the 26th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle and then admire the masterpieces at Corn Palace.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mitchell holiday site .

Traveling by car from Keystone to Mitchell takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Keystone to Mitchell due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

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Corn Palace ©
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