10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Marshfield
Drive:  10​h
1
Wall
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Hill City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Sturgis
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
End: Marshfield

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 14th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Delta-09 Missile Silo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Wall trip itinerary builder tool .

Marshfield to Wall is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Marshfield in July, expect nights in Wall to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 91°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Wall

Scenic Drive Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Delta-09 Missile Silo ©
Delta-09 Missile Silo
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook

2
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've now added Mount Rushmore National Memorial to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, then see the interesting displays at Pioneer Museum, then stop by Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidential Trail, and then admire the masterpieces at Gutzon Borglum Historical Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Keystone trip planner .

You can drive from Wall to Keystone in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Wall in July, things will get little chillier in Keystone: highs are around 80°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hill City.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hot Springs, Iron Mountain Road
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Pioneer Museum ©
Pioneer Museum

2
nights
Hill City

Hill City ©
Hill City is the oldest existing city in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of South Dakota State Railroad Museum, browse for treasures at The Farmer's Daughter, look for gifts at Granite Sports, then learn about winemaking at Twisted Pine Winery, and finally learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery, examine the collection at Custer County 1881 Courthouse, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Four Mile Old West Town, and finally learn more about the world around you at Native American Educational and Cultural Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hill City itinerary planning website .

Hill City is very close to Keystone. In July, daytime highs in Hill City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sturgis.

Things to do in Hill City

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Custer, Native American Educational and Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
Prairie Berry Winery ©
Prairie Berry Winery

3
nights
Sturgis

Sturgis ©
Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Adams Museum and Tatanka: Story of the Bison. Popular historic sites such as Adams House and Black Hill National Cemetery are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Spearfish Falls in Savoy (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, and learn about winemaking at Belle Joli.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sturgis vacation maker website .

Traveling by car from Hill City to Sturgis takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hill City to Sturgis is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sturgis

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Deadwood, Spearfish, Spearfish Falls
Highlights from your plan
Tatanka: Story of the Bison ©
Tatanka: Story of the Bison
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum
Adams House ©
Adams House

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