11 days in Deadwood, Sioux Falls & Chicago Itinerary

11 days in Deadwood, Sioux Falls & Chicago Itinerary

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11 days in Deadwood, Sioux Falls & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly + Drive:  21 h
1
Deadwood
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h
3
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Oslo, Norway

4
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Get out of town with these interesting Deadwood side-trips: Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Sylvan Lake, &more) and Devils Tower (Wind Circles, Devils Tower National Monument, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Black Elk Peak, view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio, get curious at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, and take an in-depth tour of Days of '76 Museum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Deadwood journey planning app.

Oslo, Norway to Deadwood is an approximately 21- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Oslo in September: highs in Deadwood hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Deadwood

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Custer, Devils Tower, Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, Spearfish Falls, Black Elk Peak
Highlights from your plan
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, have some family-friendly fun at Escapades Escape Rooms, then get engrossed in the history at Stockyards Ag Experience, and finally stroll around Falls Park.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sioux Falls trip maker.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Sioux Falls takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Escapades Escape Rooms ©
Escapades Escape Rooms
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier, and make a trip to Millennium Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chicago vacation planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Sioux Falls to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Sioux Falls in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Chicago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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