2 days in Black Hills & Badlands & Brainerd Itinerary

2 days in Black Hills & Badlands & Brainerd Itinerary

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Rapid City
Fly to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Drive to Brainerd
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Brainerd
— 1 night
Drive to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Fly to Rapid City

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Rapid City

Gateway to the Black Hills

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 21st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA and then get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rapid City tour builder tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Rapid City. In July, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Brainerd.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Brainerd

— 1 night
Brainerd is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): tee off at Deacon's Lodge Golf Course, then play a few rounds at The Pines Golf Course at Grand View Lodge, and then play a few rounds at Cragun's Legacy Courses.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Brainerd tour planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rapid City to Brainerd. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Brainerd. When traveling from Rapid City in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brainerd: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brainerd

Golf · Outdoors

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