10 days in Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

10 days in Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Black Hills & Badlands trip itinerary planner

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Wall
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Custer
— 6 nights
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Wall

— 3 nights
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Wounded Knee Massacre Monument as well as Wall Drug. Let the collections at Delta-09 Missile Silo and Minuteman Missile National Historic Site capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Saddle Pass Trail and White River Valley Overlook. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wall: Badlands National Park (Burns Basin Overlook & Panorama Point Overlook). There's lots more to do: trek along Castle Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Conata Basin Overlook, explore the striking landscape of Homestead Overlook, and take a memorable drive along Loop Road.

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Denver to Wall is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Wall, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 58°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for Custer.

Things to do in Wall

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Custer

— 6 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Prairie Berry Winery, Miner Brewing Company, Black Hills Mining Museum, and other attractions. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Rankin Ridge Nature Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wind Cave National Park and The Farmer's Daughter. Take a break from Custer with a short trip to Elk Mountain Nature Trail in Wind Cave National Park, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel and don't miss a visit to Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway.

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You can drive from Wall to Custer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Wall in August, expect Custer to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 51°F. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips