7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Fort Atkinson
Drive:  7​h 45​min
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Badlands National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Crazy Horse
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
Cascade
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​h 30​min
Fort Atkinson

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day
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral School and then trek along SculptureWalk Sioux Falls.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls tour builder

Fort Atkinson to Sioux Falls is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly. In July in Sioux Falls, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Badlands National Park.

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SculptureWalk Sioux Falls ©
SculptureWalk Sioux Falls
St. Joseph Cathedral School ©
St. Joseph Cathedral School

few
hours
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.
For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park trip site

Getting from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Rapid City.

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Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town

1
day
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rapid City online driving holiday planner

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Rapid City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 60°F. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Crazy Horse.

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Dinosaur Park ©
Dinosaur Park

few
hours
Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse ©
For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Crazy Horse trip itinerary planning website

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Crazy Horse takes an hour. Traveling from Rapid City in July, expect Crazy Horse to be a bit cooler, temps between 80°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Keystone.

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Sylvan Lake
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Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

few
hours
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Keystone online holiday planner

Getting from Crazy Horse to Keystone by car takes about an hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Keystone when traveling from Crazy Horse in July, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cascade.

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

2
days
Cascade

Cascade is an unincorporated community and U.S. On the 17th (Tue), get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop and then see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cascade vacation planner

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Keystone to Cascade. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cascade when traveling from Keystone in July, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cascade

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Canon City, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Mueller State Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
North Pole - Santa's Workshop
North Pole - Santa's Workshop

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