10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Drive:  15​h 45​min
1
Custer
— 7 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
De Smet
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 15​min
End: Oklahoma City

7
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, Mount Rushmore Tours, Storybook Island, and other attractions you added. Take a break from the city and head to Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Iron Mountain Road. Get out of town with these interesting Custer side-trips: Mount Moriah Cemetery (in Deadwood) and Keystone (Presidential Trail & Breezy Point Picnic Area). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave National Monument, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Custer holiday maker tool .

Oklahoma City to Custer is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Oklahoma City to Custer, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oklahoma City in June, expect nights in Custer to be much colder, around 48°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to De Smet.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, Rapid City, Deadwood, Spearfish, Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA

1
night
De Smet

De Smet ©
De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our De Smet sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Custer to De Smet takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Custer to De Smet, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Custer in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in De Smet, with lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in De Smet

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial ©
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial

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