10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Custer
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Deadwood
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Wall
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mitchell
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Black Hills National Forest and Wildlife Loop Road. Head to Warrior's Work & Ben West Gallery and Art Expressionsfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Custer: Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs) and Presidential Trail (in Keystone). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Custer online trip planner .

Minneapolis to Custer is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Minneapolis in June: high temperatures in Custer hover around 73°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hill City, Keystone, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
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Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

4
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. For shopping fun, head to Scott Jacobs Studio or Termesphere Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mount Moriah Cemetery and D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. Step out of Deadwood with an excursion to Black Hill National Cemetery in Sturgis--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town, explore and take pictures at Broken Boot Gold Mine, examine the collection at Tatanka: Story of the Bison, and browse the exhibits of Adams House.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Deadwood tour builder site .

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. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Spearfish, Lead, Sturgis, Spearfish Falls
Highlights from your plan
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area ©
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 15th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, then cruise along Loop Road, then explore the striking landscape of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, and finally look for gifts at Wall Drug.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Wall trip planner.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Wall takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Deadwood in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wall: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mitchell.

Things to do in Wall

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at George and Eleanor McGovern Library, steep yourself in history at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, then admire the striking features of Corn Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mitchell holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Wall to Mitchell takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Wall to Mitchell is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Mitchell are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mitchell

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village ©
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle ©
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle

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