11 days in Devils Tower & South Dakota Itinerary

11 days in Devils Tower & South Dakota Itinerary

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11 days in Devils Tower & South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Baltimore
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Custer
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
4
Crazy Horse
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Rapid City
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Baltimore

1
night
Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Devils Tower National Monument and then take in the pleasant sights at Tower Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Devils Tower trip itinerary planner.

Baltimore to Devils Tower is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Baltimore to Devils Tower due to the time zone difference. In June, Devils Tower is a bit cooler than Baltimore - with highs of 76°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Parks Nature
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Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Roughlock Falls State Nature Area and Rogue's Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Roughlock Falls Nature Area and Spearfish Falls. When in Deadwood, make a side trip to see PaleoAdventures in Belle Fourche, approximately 38 minutes away. It doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Bear Butte State Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Deadwood tour itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Devils Tower to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Devils Tower to Deadwood. In June in Deadwood, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 52°F at night. On the 9th (Sun), you're off toCuster.

Things to do in Deadwood

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Savoy, Bear Butte State Park, Roughlock Falls State Nature Area
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Roughlock Falls State Nature Area ©
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area
Bear Butte State Park ©
Bear Butte State Park
Spearfish Falls ©
Spearfish Falls

2
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Black Hills. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): hike along Sunday Gulch Trail.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Custer travel route planner.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Custer in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Custer are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Crazy Horse.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Black Hills
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Black Hills ©
Black Hills

1
night
Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse
Mount Rushmore National Memorial has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at The Needles and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harney Peak.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Crazy Horse online trip maker .

Crazy Horse is just a short distance from Custer. In June, daytime highs in Crazy Horse are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Crazy Horse

Parks Nature Museums

1
night
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Hot Springs is a city in Fall River County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at Pioneer Museum, learn more about the world around you at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, then identify plant and animal life at Angostura Recreation Area, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Windcross Conservancy. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade Falls and Swimming Hole, then stroll through Elk Mountain Nature Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Wind Cave National Park, and finally hike along Rankin Ridge Nature Trail.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Crazy Horse to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Wind Cave National Park, Windcross Conservancy
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Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park
Windcross Conservancy ©
Windcross Conservancy
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs

2
nights
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
You've now added Notch Trail to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): trek along Notch Trail, don't miss a visit to Pinnacles Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Panorama Point Overlook, then stroll through Castle Trail, and finally identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead, then trek along Saddle Pass Trail, then explore the striking landscape at White River Valley Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape at Bigfoot Pass Overlook.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Badlands National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Deadwood to Badlands National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Badlands National Park. While traveling from Deadwood, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Badlands National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead ©
Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead
White River Valley Overlook ©
White River Valley Overlook

few
hours
Rapid City

Rapid City
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Badlands National Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the activities along Pactola Lake, Head underground at Black Hills Caverns, learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars, then view the masterpieces at Suzie Cappa Art Center, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Canyon Lake Park, make a trip to Berlin Wall Exhibit, and then head outdoors with Main Street Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City holiday builder .

Drive from Deadwood to Rapid City in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. June in Rapid City sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Outdoors Tours

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