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Duluth (Minnesota) to Rapid City drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days

Duluth (Minnesota) to Rapid City road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Duluth (Minnesota) to Rapid City. If you're planning a road trip to Rapid City, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Duluth (Minnesota)
drive for about 2 hours

12:05 pm  Interstate State Park
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:05 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

3:43 pm  Madelia
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:43 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:40 pm  Blue Mounds State Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Blue Mounds State Park
drive for about 2 hours

10:58 am  Mitchell Corn Palace
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:58 am
drive for about 3 hours

2:43 pm  Murdo
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:43 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:05 pm  Badlands National Park
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:05 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:31 pm  arrive in Rapid City

day 2 driving ≈ 7.5 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Duluth (Minnesota) to Rapid City.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Duluth, Minnesota.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Interstate State Park  (4 mentions)
Blue Mounds State Park
Mitchell Corn Palace  (2 mentions)
Badlands National Park  (27 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Rapid City, South Dakota.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

What are some things to do in Rapid City?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Rapid City.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Rapid City to Duluth (Minnesota) drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Duluth (Minnesota) to Rapid City. Or get a full Duluth (Minnesota) to Rapid City flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Duluth (Minnesota) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Duluth (Minnesota)!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 761 miles
driving time of 11 hours, 31 minutes
Rapid City is 1 hour behind Duluth (Minnesota)
7 Duluth (Minnesota) travel answers
13 Rapid City travel answers

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