11 days in Interior, Nemo & Custer Itinerary

11 days in Interior, Nemo & Custer Itinerary

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11 days in Interior, Nemo & Custer Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  6​h
1
Interior
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Nemo
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Custer
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Detroit

2
nights
Interior

Interior ©
Interior is a town in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of White River Valley Overlook and then explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall and then cruise along Loop Road.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Interior trip itinerary maker .

Detroit to Interior is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Detroit in June since evenings lows in Interior dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nemo.

Things to do in Interior

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

5
nights
Nemo

Nemo ©
Nemo is an unincorporated community in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Get outdoors at Pactola Lake and Petrified Forest of the Black Hills-Elk Creek Resort. Step out of Nemo with an excursion to Ellsworth Air Force Base in Piedmont--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Wonderland Caves.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nemo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Interior to Nemo takes 2 hours. When traveling from Interior in June, plan for little chillier days in Nemo, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel to Custer.

Things to do in Nemo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Piedmont, Pactola Lake
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Wonderland Caves ©
Wonderland Caves
Pactola Lake ©
Pactola Lake

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.
On the 5th (Fri), engage your brain at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, take in the exciting artwork at Art Expressions, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, then take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area, then take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Custer itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Nemo to Custer takes an hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nemo in July: high temperatures in Custer hover around 80°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Keystone, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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