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. You've added Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Scotts Bluff National Monument, Wounded Knee Massacre Monument, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Saddle Pass Trail and Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. Escape the urban bustle at Castle Trail and Panorama Point Overlook. There's lots more to do: cruise along Loop Road, explore the striking landscape of Homestead Overlook, and explore the striking landscape at Conata Basin Overlook.

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Denver to Wall is an approximately 3-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.
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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 Jewel Cave National Monument, Devils Tower National Monument, Prairie Berry Winery, 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 Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway. 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 look for gifts at The Farmer's Daughter.

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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), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips