We are planning a trip to SD for the end of June. We are traveling via RV from the Chicago area with two kids, ages 8 & 11. I would love any advice on our proposed itinerary:
Day 1: drive 12 hrs to badlands. Stay overnight at Cedar Pass
Day 3: Jewel Cave in the morning; Rushmore in the afternoon. Back to Rushmore for lighting in the evening. Stay at Rafter J again.
Day 4: Take 7-hour Open-Top tour of Needles Hwy, Sylvan Lake, Custer, etc. Dinner at Circle B Chuckwagon. Stay at Rafter J again
Day 5: 10am 1880's train from Hill City to Keystone. Explore Keystone - cave, alpine slide, gold mine & lunch. Take 2:30 train back to Hill City. Drive to Devil's tower. Stay overnight at D.T. KOA
Day 6: Hike Devil's tower in a.m., drive to Deadwood (via Spearfish canyon scenic route). Spend 1 hour in Spearfish and 1 hour in Deadwood. Leave in the afternoon. Drive to Wall Drug for a 1-hour stop. Drive to Mitchell to stay overnight
Day 7: Drive 9 hours back home.
Any other suggestions/changes you would make to this??? Did we allow appropriate time for each activity? Thanks!