7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Moline
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Custer
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Moline

4
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Get in touch with nature at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Custer State Park. Take a break from Custer with a short trip to Windcross Conservancy in Buffalo Gap, about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest, trek along Presidential Trail, and explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

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Moline to Custer is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Moline to Custer is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Moline in May; daily highs in Custer reach 59°F and lows reach 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, South Dakota State Railroad Museum, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Crazy Horse Memorial, Windcross Conservancy
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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, then wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel In the Hills. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Deadwood trip planning site .

Getting from Custer to Deadwood by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Custer to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Deadwood

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Rapid City
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery

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