10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
1
Custer
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Wall
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Custer: Hill City (Insideout & Warrior's Work & Ben West Gallery) and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, get a new perspective on nature at Native American Educational and Cultural Center, and explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Custer travel itinerary planner .

New York City to Custer is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Custer due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in August, plan for slightly colder days in Custer, with highs around 77°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hill City, Crazy Horse, Keystone, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

1
night
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 1st (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town, then take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and finally appreciate the history behind Mt Roosevelt Monument.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Deadwood journey maker .

You can drive from Custer to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Custer to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Deadwood are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Scott Jacobs Studio ©
Scott Jacobs Studio

3
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wall: Badlands National Park (Door Trail & Notch Trail). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Wall Drug, admire all the interesting features of Loop Road, get engrossed in the history at Delta-09 Missile Silo, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Wall online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Wall takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Deadwood to Wall is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Deadwood in September, expect nights in Wall to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Philip, Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park

2
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. On the 5th (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at Butterfly House & Aquarium, get your game on at Escapades Escape Rooms, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, and finally stroll around Falls Park.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls journey builder tool .

You can drive from Wall to Sioux Falls in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wall to Sioux Falls due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wall in September, you will find days in Sioux Falls are slightly colder (76°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (55°F). On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
SculptureWalk Sioux Falls ©
SculptureWalk Sioux Falls

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