8 days in Fulton, South Dakota & Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Fulton, South Dakota & Colorado Itinerary

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Fulton
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Custer
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Durango
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
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Fulton

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Fulton is a city in, and the county seat of, Callaway County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The National Churchill Museum.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fulton trip itinerary planning app.

Columbia to Fulton is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In July, daytime highs in Fulton are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Custer.

Things to do in Fulton

Museums
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The National Churchill Museum ©
The National Churchill Museum

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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): cruise along Iron Mountain Road, explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery, and finally explore the activities along Sylvan Lake. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel and then appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Custer itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fulton to Custer. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Fulton in July: high temperatures in Custer hover around 80°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Prairie Berry Winery, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

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Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 2nd (Mon), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Durango online trip maker.

Getting from Custer to Durango by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Durango

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
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Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Durango to Buena Vista takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Durango in August, expect nights in Buena Vista to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are slightly colder, around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
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Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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Colorado Springs

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 4th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive. On the next day, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs attractions planner.

Getting from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in August: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 83°F and lows are around 56°F. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Canon City, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum
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River Rafting & Tubing
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Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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