10 days in Black Hills & Badlands & Devils Tower Itinerary

10 days in Black Hills & Badlands & Devils Tower Itinerary

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10 days in Black Hills & Badlands & Devils Tower Itinerary

Start: Mitchell
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Wall
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
2
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Keystone
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
End: Algona

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Wounded Knee: The Museum, learn about all things military at Delta-09 Missile Silo, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, then get to know the fascinating history of Prairie Homestead, and finally look for gifts at Buffalo Gift Shop.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Wall route planner .

Mitchell to Wall is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Mitchell in June, expect little chillier with lows of 54°F in Wall. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Wall

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Philip, Armed Forces Display & Gifts
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Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead
Delta-09 Missile Silo ©
Delta-09 Missile Silo

2
nights
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Conata Basin Overlook and then get great views at Pinnacles Overlook. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Castle Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Homestead Overlook, hike along Saddle Pass Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Panorama Point Overlook, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sage Creek Wilderness Area.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Badlands National Park holiday planning app .

Badlands National Park is very close to Wall. In June, daily temperatures in Badlands National Park can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook
Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead ©
Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead

1
night
Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Wind Circles.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Devils Tower online vacation planner .

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Devils Tower in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Badlands National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Devils Tower, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hulett
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Rogue's Gallery ©
Rogue's Gallery
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Devils Tower Trading Post ©
Devils Tower Trading Post

1
night
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Deadwood journey builder website .

Drive from Devils Tower to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. June in Deadwood sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Keystone.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Old Fort Meade Museum, Spearfish Falls, Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
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Old Fort Meade Museum ©
Old Fort Meade Museum
Spearfish Falls ©
Spearfish Falls

4
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Let the collections at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute and Native American Educational and Cultural Center capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Little Devil's Tower Trail and Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Keystone: Custer (Four Mile Old West Town & Legion Lake) and Brule (in Hill City). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Horse Thief Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Hills, explore and take pictures at Big Thunder Gold Mine, and get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Keystone vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Deadwood to Keystone in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Custer, South Dakota, Hill City, Native American Educational and Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Black Hills ©
Black Hills
Harney Peak ©
Harney Peak
Legion Lake ©
Legion Lake

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