11 days in South Dakota Itinerary

11 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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11 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
1
Custer
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Deadwood
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Wall
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Houston

3
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Get some cultural insight at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota. Go for a jaunt from Custer to Hill City to see Insideout about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Custer trip planner .

Houston to Custer is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston to Custer, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Houston in April: high temperatures in Custer hover around 50°F and lows are around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Hill City, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Prairie Berry Winery ©
Prairie Berry Winery

3
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mount Moriah Cemetery and Belle Joli Winery Sparkling House. Venture out of the city with trips to Black Hill National Cemetery (in Sturgis) and Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center (in Belle Fourche). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Dakota Shivers Brewing, explore and take pictures at Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, and steep yourself in history at Adams House.

For ratings and more tourist information, use the Deadwood trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Custer to Deadwood by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Custer to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Sturgis, Spearfish, Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center, Dakota Shivers Brewing
Highlights from your plan
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum
Adams House ©
Adams House

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Wall Drug, explore the galleries of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, then take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, and finally cruise along Loop Road.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Wall online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Wall takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Deadwood in May: highs in Wall hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Loop Road ©
Loop Road

2
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Strawbale Winery and Sioux Empire Medical Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sioux Falls: Porter Sculpture Park (in Montrose) and Vermillion (National Music Museum & Shrine to Music Museum). There's still lots to do: walk around Falls Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at Escapades Escape Rooms, and get curious at Washington Pavilion.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Wall to Sioux Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Sioux Falls are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Museums Childrens Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Strawbale Winery, Porter Sculpture Park, National Music Museum
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
Strawbale Winery ©
Strawbale Winery
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

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