I'm planning a trip to MN & ND in June 2021. I currently have 4 nights drafted for ND. I could add 1 additional night. I would like to visit Teddy Roosevelt NP during this time which should be plenty.
I'm looking at maps & considering going into SD too. It looks like I can fly Minneapolis to Rapid City & out of Bismark home to Charlotte if I do a multi city car rental which may be too much or I make some kind of loop starting & ending in Bismarck.
In SD I'd love to see the Badlands, Mt Rushmore maybe up thru Black Hills. Is this doable or am I crazy and will spend most time in the car? I could add 1 day but wouldn't be able to add more than that. My main interest is wildlife viewing & photography. Would love to have time for some hiking but moderate ones. I'm traveling solo.
Have never been to this part of the country & not sure I'm biting off more than I should & should focus my attention just in ND. I heard a podcast with Rick years ago that described TRNP and it sounded heavenly. That is the only non-negotiable part of this trip.