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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Custer: Insideout (in Hill City), Big Thunder Gold Mine (in Keystone) and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, explore the striking landscape of Black Hills National Forest, cruise along Iron Mountain Road, and get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Custer trip 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. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, you will find days in Custer are little chillier (77°F), and nights are colder (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Keystone, Needles Highway, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Bicycle Sculpture
Highlights from your plan
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial

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 4th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio, get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, cruise along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, then steep yourself in history at Adams House, and finally stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Broken Boot Gold Mine, get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, then get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Mt Roosevelt Monument, and finally admire the sheer force of Spearfish Falls.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Deadwood trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Custer to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Custer to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Deadwood, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Spearfish, Spearfish Falls
Highlights from your plan
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug, explore and take pictures at Loop Road, then take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Wall sightseeing planner .

Getting from Deadwood to Wall by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Deadwood to Wall, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Deadwood in September: highs in Wall hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Wall

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

2
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): meet the residents at Butterfly House & Aquarium, then get your game on at Escapades Escape Rooms, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, and finally walk around Falls Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Wall to Sioux Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Wall to Sioux Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Wall in September: highs in Sioux Falls hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

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

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