11 days in Greensboro & Winston-Salem & South Dakota Itinerary

11 days in Greensboro & Winston-Salem & South Dakota Itinerary

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Greensboro
— 2 nights
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Mount Airy
— 3 nights
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Drive to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Fly to Rapid City Regional Airport, Drive to Lead
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Lead
— 2 nights
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Watertown
— 1 night
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Greensboro

Greensboro is a city in the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Tanglewood Park and Conservators Center. International Civil Rights Center & Museum and Weathervane Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Greensboro's surroundings by going to Winston Salem (Salem God's Acre Cemetery & Home Moravian Church). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Greensboro History Museum, explore the galleries of Korner's Folly, and whizz through the canopy at Kersey Valley Zip Line.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Greensboro trip itinerary planning app.

Durham to Greensboro is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In November in Greensboro, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Mount Airy.

Things to do in Greensboro

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Mount Airy

Mount Airy is a city in Surry County, North Carolina, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Stony Knoll Vineyards and Elkin Creek Vineyard. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mayberry Replica Courthouse and Shelton Vineyards. There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Mayberry Spirits Distillery, see the interesting displays at The Andy Griffith Museum, learn about winemaking at Round Peak Vineyard, and make a trip to Floyd's City Barbershop.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mount Airy online route builder.

Drive from Greensboro to Mount Airy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Mount Airy, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lead.

Things to do in Mount Airy

Wineries · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Lead

Lead is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. On the 14th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Roughlock Falls Nature Area, then take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, then appreciate the history behind Tatanka: Story of the Bison, and finally do a tasting at Belle Joli Winery Tasting Room. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, then see the interesting displays at Black Hills Mining Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Days of '76 Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lead tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Airy to Lead. The time zone difference when traveling from Mount Airy to Lead is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Mount Airy in November, expect Lead to be a bit cooler, temps between 46°F and 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Lead

Museums · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): hike along Door Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, then hike along Notch Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Pinnacles Overlook. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, hike along Castle Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Badlands National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Lead to Badlands National Park takes 2 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in November, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Watertown.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

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Watertown

Watertown is a city in and the county seat of Codington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 18th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Terry Redlin Museum and then get a taste of the local shopping with Redlin Art Center.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Watertown online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Watertown takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in November: highs in Watertown hover around 42°F, while lows dip to 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Watertown

Shopping · Museums
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South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.