11 days in Rapid City & Norfolk Itinerary

11 days in Rapid City & Norfolk Itinerary

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Rapid City
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Norfolk
— 5 nights

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rapid City: Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone), Custer (Iron Mountain Road, Sylvan Lake, &more) and Badlands National Park (Pinnacles Overlook, Badlands Wall, &more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, get a taste of the local shopping with Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries, learn about all things military at South Dakota Air and Space Museum, and have fun at Cosmos Mystery Area.

To see maps and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City trip planning tool.

New York City to Rapid City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Rapid City. Traveling from New York City in August, expect little chillier with lows of 60°F in Rapid City. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Norfolk.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Custer, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Black Elk Peak
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Loop Road ©
Loop Road

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Norfolk

Norfolk ©
Norfolk formed around a natural harbor that’s home to the world’s largest naval base, which helped cement the city as a keystone for strategic military planning and government.
Change things up with these side-trips from Norfolk: Virginia Beach (Tarnished Truth Distilling Company & Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial) and Williamsburg (Jamestown Settlement, Colonial Williamsburg, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, get engrossed in the history at MacArthur Memorial, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skystar Wheel.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Norfolk travel planner.

You can fly from Rapid City to Norfolk in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Rapid City to Norfolk due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rapid City in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Norfolk, with lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Norfolk

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Virginia Beach
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Chrysler Museum of Art ©
Chrysler Museum of Art
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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