What itinerary would you suggest to maximize my time and include the Highlights and "must see" locations of Mt Rushmore, Custer, and Badlands. I will be flying into Rapid City , SD shortly after noon on Nov 1, 2013 where I plan to rent a SUV. I will have the remainder of that afternoon(Day1), the entire next day(Day2), and on Day 3 plan to drive through the Badlands on my way to Chamberlain where I need to arrive by dark.
I enjoy photography, scenic drives, viewing wildlife( especially would love to see bighorn sheep), and if time permits, short hikes. I wish I had more time than 2 and a half days but want to make sure I see the top sights and highlights of this region including driving the most scenic routes.
Thanks in advance for your help!