10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Dakota trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Rapid City Regional Airport, Drive to Wall
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 4 nights



— 2 nights
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Notch Trail and Door Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Roberts Prairie Dog Town and Castle Trail. Explore Wall's surroundings by going to Badlands National Park (Panorama Point Overlook, Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead, &more). There's lots more to do: get great views at Yellow Mounds Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, don't miss a visit to Pinnacles Overlook, and brush up on your military savvy at Delta-09 Missile Silo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Wall online route planner.

Manchester, UK to Wall is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manchester to Wall. When traveling from Manchester in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Wall: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Wall

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip


— 3 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary and Black Elk Peak. Visiting Legion Lake and Little Devil's Tower Trail will get you outdoors. Step out of Custer to go to Hot Springs and see Angostura Recreation Area, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Horse Thief Lake, stop by The Farmer's Daughter, trot along with The Stables at Palmer Gulch, and catch all the local highlights with Black Hills Aerial Adventures.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Custer day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wall to Custer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, Custer is slightly colder than Wall - with highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips


— 4 nights
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Visiting Bridal Veil Falls and Roughlock Falls Nature Area will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Roughlock Falls State Nature Area. Step out of Deadwood to go to Belle Fourche and see Center of the Nation Monument, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadwood Trailhead George S. Mickelson Trail, get engrossed in the history at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, pause for some photo ops at Tatanka: Story of the Bison, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Broken Boot Gold Mine.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Deadwood trip planner.

You can drive from Custer to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Custer to Deadwood is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Deadwood are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Deadwood

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

South Dakota travel guide

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.