11 days in South Dakota Itinerary

11 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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11 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Sioux Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Wall
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Deadwood
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Keystone
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Chicago

3
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie and St. Joseph Cathedral. Explore Sioux Falls' surroundings by going to Mitchell (Corn Palace & Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village) and Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial (in De Smet). There's much more to do: walk around Falls Park, appreciate the history behind USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial, get engrossed in the history at Stockyards Ag Experience, and learn about winemaking at Strawbale Winery.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls trip builder app .

Chicago to Sioux Falls is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Chicago in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sioux Falls, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Wall.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

De Smet, Mitchell, Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, Strawbale Winery
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Strawbale Winery ©
Strawbale Winery

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, brush up on your military savvy at Delta-09 Missile Silo, take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook, then take a memorable drive along Loop Road, and finally explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Wall trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Wall takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. 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 a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Wall: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough 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

3
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Popular historic sites such as Mount Moriah Cemetery and Black Hill National Cemetery are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway and Bridal Veil Falls. Step out of Deadwood with an excursion to Roughlock Falls State Nature Area in Lead--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town, take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, engage your brain at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, and shop like a local with Scott Jacobs Studio.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Deadwood online holiday planner .

Drive from Wall to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. 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 Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spearfish, Lead, Black Hill National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area ©
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area
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 outdoors at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Custer State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Keystone: Custer (Wildlife Loop Road, Sylvan Lake, & more). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery, cruise along Iron Mountain Road, trek along Presidential Trail, and get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Keystone journey planner .

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Keystone takes 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Keystone due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Deadwood in July since evenings lows in Keystone dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can 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
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

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