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This Dakota National Park Itinerary will take you to:
  • Badlands National Park
  • Wind Cave National Park
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park
  • Custer State Park
  • Mount Rushmore
  • Jewel Cave National Monument

The Dakotas, located in the heart of the Midwest, offer a blend of rich history, diverse wildlife, breathtaking landscapes, and 3 national parks. From vast prairies to intricate cave systems, you’ll create incredible experiences.

Your journey kicks off in South Dakota, where you will marvel at Mount Rushmore and explore badland landscapes, cave systems, prairies, and forests. 

Then you’ll make your way from South Dakota to North Dakota, driving a scenic by way along the way. The highlight of North Dakota is Theodore Roosevelt National Park, where you will be keeping your eyes peeled to spot wildlife, stopping at panoramic viewpoints and hiking through a gorgeous landscape. 

Where the 6 day Dakota Travel Guide Itinerary Goes:

              This 23-page Dakota National Park itinerary outlines every detail you need to enjoy 6 days exploring North and South Dakota including, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Wind Cave National Park, Badland's national park, Custer State Park, and 2 national monuments.

This comprehensive 6 day guide has you sight seeing & hiking your way through Badlands, Wind Cave, and Theodore Roosevelt National Parks. This guide can be used as a guide even if your trip is not 6 days as you can pick and choose which items you would like to do. where to fly into, things to do and apps to download to make this trip a breeze. 


June 2024

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Dakota Travel Guide 6 Days


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Why You Need a Dakota 6 Day Itinerary

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How This Itinerary Will Help You
This itinerary makes planning a trip to the Dakota's a breeze! We include recommendations on daily activities, how to structure your day, how much time to allot for activities, and where to stay. This 6 day Dakota's National Park travel guide is easily modifiable, by eliminating the hikes or activities, you can use this itinerary as a guide for shorter or longer stays.

How to get around The Dakotas 

The best way to get around North & South Dakota is by renting a 4x4 vehicle. We recommend a 4x4 car because many of the roads in the national parks are gravel or dirt roads and may be difficult to traverse if it's raining of if there has been recent rain.
  • Denver International Airport to Custer, SD 
  • Custer to Mount Rushmore 
  • Custer to Wind Cave National Park 
  • Custer to Custer State Park 
  • Rapid City to Badlands National Park 
  • Badlands to Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Activities & Extras

Planning a 6 day trip to The Dakota's can be overwhelming, that is why we include everything in this itinerary that you need to just show up and have fun! There are so many things to do in within the 3 national parks and the Black Hills region and this itinerary includes hikes, overlooks, and sites that are worth visiting. We also share our Dakota's packing list, helpful squad tips, and general travel tips. Here are some of the highlights of this trip:

  • Cave tour in Jewel Cave National Monument
  • The Notch Trail in Badlands National Park
  • Things to do in Custer State Park
  • Scenic hike in Theodore Roosevelt National Park
  • Cave tour in Wind Cave National Park

Where to stay in The Dakotas

Picking a hotel can be stressful and can take a lot of time and effort. We recommend several places to stay in each location (including where we stayed):

  • Where to stay near Custer State Park 
  • Where to stay in Rapid City 
  • Where to stay in Bowman, ND

When you purchase the itinerary, you will be redirected to a link where you can immediately download the itinerary, in PDF format. Due to the immediate access to all the information, we do not provide refunds. However, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, contact us and let us know. We want to hear from you.

What's your refund policy?

Yes! Time is money. This itinerary is designed to save the guesswork of what to do, what to see, and where to sleep and give you the costs so you can budget for this trip. We also give squad tips that will help save on things transportation and where to allocate more of your budget or less.
You can also check out our episode with money saving travel tips to save even more on this trip and others!

Will this save me any money?

Absolutely! We realize that maybe your perfect vacation is 5 days or 10 days. The great thing about our itinerary is you can modify it to meet your needs. Perhaps you want to focus solely on South Dakota and forgo visiting North Dakota and Theodore Roosevelt National Park or maybe you want more less time in the Black Hills. By providing you with a 6 day itinerary, you have a lot of options to choose from when planning a trip to the Dakota's.

I want to spend more or less than a week in the Dakotas. Will I still find value in this itinerary?

This itinerary breaks down everything in one PDF guide. The itinerary adds even more value by planning every detail of a 6 day trip to the Dakotas, so all you have to do is truly book it, show up and enjoy the trip. We learn a lot on our trips about things that were worth it, things we wish we did, and the optimal route to take if we could do it over. You benefit from those learnings with this itinerary! Our podcast episode of the Dakotas , tells you what we did, but not to the level of detail you’ll find within our itinerary. 

What's different about your itinerary from your podcast episode?

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