10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Wall
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Custer
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

3
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Prairie Homestead and Roberts Prairie Dog Town. Do some cultural sightseeing at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site and Wounded Knee: The Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wall: Badlands National Park (Saddle Pass Trail & Panorama Point Overlook). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Wall Drug, take an in-depth tour of Delta-09 Missile Silo, explore the striking landscape at White River Valley Overlook, and cruise along Loop Road.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Wall trip maker .

Minneapolis to Wall is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Wall is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Minneapolis in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Wall: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Philip, Badlands National Park
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Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town, admire all the interesting features of Broken Boot Gold Mine, get engrossed in the history at Adams House, then stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Spearfish Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Termesphere Gallery, head outdoors with Devil Bathtub South Dakota, and then identify plant and animal life at Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Deadwood trip maker site .

Drive from Wall to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Wall in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Deadwood: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Spearfish, Spearfish Falls
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Broken Boot Gold Mine ©
Broken Boot Gold Mine
Adams House ©
Adams House

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail and The Museum @ Black Hills Institute. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Four Mile Old West Town. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Harney Peak, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Custer trip app .

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Custer takes 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Deadwood in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 53°F in Custer. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Harney Peak, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, The Museum @ Black Hills Institute
Highlights from your plan
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Harney Peak ©
Harney Peak
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©

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