15 days in Long Island & South Dakota Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Drive to John F Kennedy International Airport, Fly to Rapid City
Rapid City
— 5 nights
— 1 night
De Smet
— 1 night
Sioux Falls
— 4 nights


Southampton — 3 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Cooper's Beach and Holtsville Ecology Site. You'll explore and learn at Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center and Custom House Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Southampton: Bayard Cutting Arboretum (in Great River), Fire Island National Seashore (in Patchogue) and Montauk (Montauk Point State Park & Camp Hero State Park).

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Southampton trip planner.

Newark to Southampton is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. While traveling from Newark, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Southampton, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rapid City.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Rapid City — 5 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Geology and The Museum @ Black Hills Institute. Popular historic sites such as Chapel in the Hills and Black Hill National Cemetery are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Custer (Horseback Riding Tours & Wildlife Loop Road), Wind Cave National Park (in Wind Cave National Park) and Deadwood (Scott Jacobs Studio, Adams Museum, &more). Spend the 18th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Elk Peak, examine the collection at National Presidential Wax Museum, get in on the family fun at Storybook Island, and shop like a local with Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Rapid City online holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Southampton to Rapid City. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Southampton to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Southampton in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Rapid City, with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Chamberlain.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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Chamberlain — 1 night

Chamberlain is a city in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. On the 22nd (Mon), stop by Old West Trading Post, take an in-depth tour of Akta Lakota Museum, then cast your line with Allen's Hillside Guide Service, then make a trip to Dignity, and finally get engrossed in the history at South Dakota Hall of Fame.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chamberlain trip itinerary website.

Drive from Rapid City to Chamberlain in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Chamberlain due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to De Smet.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
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De Smet — 1 night

De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. On the 23rd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Homes, then get engrossed in the history at De Smet Depot Museum, then make a trip to Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at De Smet Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our De Smet trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Chamberlain to De Smet in 2.5 hours. April in De Smet sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sioux Falls.
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Sioux Falls — 4 nights

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Get some historical perspective at St. Joseph Cathedral and Pettigrew Home & Museum. Kids will appreciate attractions like Washington Pavilion and SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sioux Falls: National Music Museum (in Vermillion), Watertown (Redlin Art Center & Mellette House) and Children's Museum of South Dakota (in Brookings). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Old Courthouse Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Butterfly House & Aquarium, and have fun and explore at Stockyards Ag Experience.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls sightseeing website.

Getting from De Smet to Sioux Falls by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Sioux Falls can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
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Long Island travel guide

Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches · Lighthouses
Stretching northeast from New York Harbor to the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island is the largest island in the continental U.S. It technically includes the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, but generally refers to the suburban counties of Nassau and Suffolk exclusively. Known for its cookie-cutter suburban neighborhoods, the island is also home to a wealth of intriguing places to visit, including beaches, scenic countryside, wineries, and numerous historical sites. In the summer months, wealthy New Yorkers flock here to relax in their exclusive Hamptons properties.

South Dakota travel guide

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.