11 days in Devils Tower, South Dakota & Casper Itinerary

11 days in Devils Tower, South Dakota & Casper Itinerary

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11 days in Devils Tower, South Dakota & Casper Itinerary

Start: Vernal
Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Custer
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Wall
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Casper
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Crazy Horse
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Vernal

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.
To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Devils Tower trip planner .

Vernal to Devils Tower is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. When traveling from Vernal in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Devils Tower: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Custer.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature Parks Shopping
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Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Devils Tower Trading Post ©
Devils Tower Trading Post

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, admire all the interesting features of Big Thunder Gold Mine, then admire all the interesting features of Wildlife Loop Road, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Custer online journey planner .

You can drive from Devils Tower to Custer in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Custer

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Keystone
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): make a trip to Wall Drug, then browse the exhibits of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and finally admire all the interesting features of Loop Road.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Wall online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Custer to Wall takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Custer in July, expect Wall to be somewhat warmer, temps between 91°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Casper.

Things to do in Wall

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

2
nights
Casper

Casper
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. On the 6th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of National Historic Trails Interpretive Center and then explore the striking landscape at Ayres Natural Bridge. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Independence Rock State Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site, and then hike along Platte River Trails.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Casper tour site .

You can drive from Wall to Casper in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Casper when traveling from Wall in July, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Crazy Horse.

Things to do in Casper

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Independence Rock State Historic Site, Ayres Natural Bridge
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Ayres Natural Bridge
Ayres Natural Bridge
Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site ©

3
nights
Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse ©
On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Native American Educational and Cultural Center and then appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Crazy Horse travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Casper to Crazy Horse takes 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Casper in July: highs in Crazy Horse hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 53°F. On the 11th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Crazy Horse

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

South Dakota
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Harney Peak ©
Harney Peak
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial

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