10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Fly to Rapid City Regional Airport, Drive to Keystone
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Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive
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Philip
— 2 nights
Drive
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De Smet
— 1 night
Drive
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Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
Drive to Sioux Gateway Airport / Brigadier General Bud Day Field, Fly to Belgrade

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Keystone

— 2 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road, then cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, and finally explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Keystone vacation website.

Belgrade, Serbia to Keystone is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Belgrade to Keystone. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Belgrade in June, with highs in Keystone at 26°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Deadwood

— 1 night
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 15th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadwood Trailhead George S. Mickelson Trail, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Adams House, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Deadwood trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Keystone to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. June in Deadwood sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Philip.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Philip

— 2 nights
Philip is a city in Haakon County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, contemplate the long history of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, brush up on your military savvy at Delta-09 Missile Silo, then cruise along Loop Road, and finally explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Philip trip planner.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Philip takes 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Deadwood to Philip is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Deadwood in June, expect nights in Philip to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to De Smet.

Things to do in Philip

Parks · Nature · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

De Smet

— 1 night
De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Homes, get engrossed in the history at De Smet Depot Museum, then steep yourself in history at Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at De Smet Cemetery.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the De Smet online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Philip to De Smet takes 4 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Philip to De Smet due to the time zone difference. June in De Smet sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in De Smet

Historic Sites · Museums

Sioux Falls

— 2 nights
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): have fun and explore at Stockyards Ag Experience, walk around Falls Park, then trek along Sioux Falls Bike Trails, and finally trek along SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of First Lutheran Church, then don't miss a visit to Michelangelo's David replica, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Pettigrew Home & Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls vacation maker tool.

Getting from De Smet to Sioux Falls by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. June in Sioux Falls sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.