10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Drive:  14​h 15​min
1
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Wall
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Keystone
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Cincinnati

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. On the 27th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral and then walk around Falls Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sioux Falls trip planner .

Cincinnati to Sioux Falls is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cincinnati to Sioux Falls. July in Sioux Falls sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Wall.

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

2
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, take a memorable drive along Loop Road, then explore the striking landscape of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, and finally browse the different shops at Wall Drug. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Wall travel site .

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Wall in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Sioux Falls, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wall, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Badlands National Park, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park

1
night
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio, stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, browse the exhibits of Adams House, then cruise along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and finally take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Deadwood trip site .

Traveling by car from Wall to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Wall to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wall in July, you will find days in Deadwood are slightly colder (83°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Deadwood

Scenic Drive Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Spearfish
Highlights from your plan
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Adams House ©
Adams House

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Keystone: Custer (Custer State Park, Sylvan Lake, & more). Pack the 2nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, get in on the family fun at Rush Mountain Adventure Park, take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area, and stroll through Presidential Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Keystone holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Keystone takes 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Keystone due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Deadwood in July since evenings lows in Keystone dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Custer
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures

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