10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Hill City
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Pierre
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Watertown
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Sioux Falls
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Madrid

1
day
Hill City

Hill City ©
Hill City is the oldest existing city in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 15th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Jon Crane Gallery, view the masterpieces at Warrior's Work & Ben West Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Insideout, then get engrossed in the history at South Dakota State Railroad Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hill City travel route planning site .

Madrid, Spain to Hill City is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Madrid to Hill City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in January, you will find days in Hill City are slightly colder (3°C), and nights are much colder (-11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Hill City

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Warrior's Work & Ben West Gallery ©
Warrior's Work & Ben West Gallery
South Dakota State Railroad Museum ©

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 16th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at High Plains Heritage Center Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Termesphere Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Black Hills Mining Museum, then steep yourself in history at Adams House, then appreciate the history behind Mt Roosevelt Monument, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, see the interesting displays at Tri-State Museum, then see the interesting displays at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, and finally get engrossed in the history at Old Fort Meade Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Deadwood itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Hill City to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Hill City to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pierre.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spearfish, Sturgis, Black Hills Mining Museum, Tri-State Museum
Highlights from your plan
Black Hills Mining Museum ©
Black Hills Mining Museum
Adams House ©
Adams House

1
night
Pierre

Pierre ©
Pierre is the capital of the state of South Dakota and the county seat of Hughes County. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Trail of Governors, admire the landmark architecture of State Capitol, brush up on your military savvy at South Dakota National Guard Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at South Dakota State Historical Society Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Cultural Heritage Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pierre day trip site .

Drive from Deadwood to Pierre in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Deadwood in January, things will get slightly colder in Pierre: highs are around -1°C and lows about -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Watertown.

Things to do in Pierre

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
South Dakota National Guard Museum ©
South Dakota National Guard Museum
State Capitol ©
State Capitol

1
night
Watertown

Watertown ©
Watertown is a city in and the county seat of Codington County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Redlin Art Center, take in the exciting artwork at Terry Redlin Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Codington County Historical Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Mellette House, and finally appreciate the history behind Watertown Veterans Memorial.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Watertown trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Pierre to Watertown takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Pierre in January, things will get little chillier in Watertown: highs are around -5°C and lows about -18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Watertown

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Redlin Art Center ©
Redlin Art Center
Codington County Historical Museum ©
Mellette House ©
Mellette House

3
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Music Museum and Washington Pavilion. Get some cultural insight at St. Joseph Cathedral and Shrine to Music Museum. Take a break from Sioux Falls with a short trip to Spirit Mound in Vermillion, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, hike along SculptureWalk Sioux Falls, contemplate the long history of Pettigrew Home & Museum, and see the interesting displays at Sioux Empire Medical Museum.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sioux Falls road trip app .

Drive from Watertown to Sioux Falls in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Sioux Falls can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Museums Parks Nightlife

Side Trip

Vermillion
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
National Music Museum ©
National Music Museum
Pettigrew Home & Museum ©
Pettigrew Home & Museum

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