11 days in South Dakota Itinerary

11 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sioux Falls
— 3 nights
2
Wall
— 1 night
3
Deadwood
— 3 nights
4
Keystone
— 3 nights

3
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie and Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sioux Falls: Mitchell (Corn Palace & Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village) and Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes (in De Smet). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Strawbale Winery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial, and have fun and explore at Stockyards Ag Experience.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls itinerary planner.

Chicago to Sioux Falls is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sioux Falls when traveling from Chicago in July, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mitchell, De Smet, Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, Strawbale Winery
Highlights from your plan
Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie ©
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes ©
Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, learn about all things military at Delta-09 Missile Silo, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellow Mounds Overlook, then explore and take pictures at Loop Road, and finally explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Wall travel planner.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Wall takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux Falls to Wall due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sioux Falls in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wall: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Wall

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Get in touch with nature at Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway and Bridal Veil Falls. Mount Moriah Cemetery and Adams House will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Deadwood with a short trip to Roughlock Falls State Nature Area in Lead, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town, appreciate the history behind Mt Roosevelt Monument, stop by Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates, and engage your brain at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Deadwood tour builder site.

Getting from Wall to Deadwood by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Wall to Deadwood is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Wall in July: highs in Deadwood hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Keystone.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Spearfish, Lead, Black Hill National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Historic Old Town
Historic Old Town
Adams House ©
Adams House

3
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Get in touch with nature at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Custer State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Custer (Wildlife Loop Road, Sylvan Lake, &more). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery, hike along Presidential Trail, cruise along Iron Mountain Road, and get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Keystone online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Keystone takes 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Keystone. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Keystone when traveling from Deadwood in July, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Prairie Berry Winery
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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