7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Wall
— 2 nights
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Deadwood
— 1 night
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Custer
— 3 nights
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Wall

— 2 nights
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Visiting Loop Road and Badlands Wall will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Big Badlands Overlook and Yellow Mounds Overlook. Venture out of the city with trips to Burns Basin Overlook (in Badlands National Park) and Hurley Butte Horseback Riding (in Interior). Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug, hike along Castle Trail, and steep yourself in history at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Wall trip app.

Minneapolis to Wall is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Minneapolis in June since evenings lows in Wall dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Wall

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Deadwood

— 1 night
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 8th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, then get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, then steep yourself in history at Adams House, and finally stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Deadwood vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Wall to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wall to Deadwood. When traveling from Wall in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Deadwood: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites · Museums

Custer

— 3 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Appreciate the collections at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Insideout. Visiting Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Needles Eye Tunnel will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Wind Cave National Park (in Wind Cave National Park) and Presidential Trail (in Keystone). The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest, cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road, and immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Custer trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Deadwood to Custer in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.