11 days in South Dakota Itinerary

11 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Custer
— 4 nights
2
Deadwood
— 2 nights
3
Wall
— 2 nights
4
De Smet
— 2 nights

4
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Prairie Berry Winery. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Black Hills National Forest. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Custer: Elk Mountain Nature Trail (in Wind Cave National Park) and Keystone (Breezy Point Picnic Area & Presidential Trail). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jewel Cave National Monument, and take a memorable drive along Needles Highway.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Custer day trip planner.

Madison to Custer is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madison to Custer due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madison in July, Custer is little chillier at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, Needles Highway, Elk Mountain Nature Trail, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Prairie Berry Winery
Highlights from your plan
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 16th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio, steep yourself in history at Adams House, thenappreciate the history behind Tatanka: Story of the Bison, thenexplore and take pictures at Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and finally take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Spearfish Falls, appreciate the views at Roughlock Falls State Nature Area, thentake an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery.

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You can drive from Custer to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Custer to Deadwood. In July, daily temperatures in Deadwood can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Spearfish, Roughlock Falls State Nature Area, Spearfish Falls
Highlights from your plan
Adams House ©
Adams House
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery ©

2
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): cruise along Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, thenexplore the striking landscape of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Wall day trip site.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Wall takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Deadwood to Wall, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Deadwood in July, you will find days in Wall are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to De Smet.

Things to do in Wall

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
De Smet

De Smet ©
De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at De Smet Cemetery, and then admire the majestic nature at Oakwood Lakes State Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the De Smet trip maker website.

Getting from Wall to De Smet by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wall to De Smet. Traveling from Wall in July, expect nights in De Smet to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in De Smet

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Oakwood Lakes State Park
Highlights from your plan
Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie ©
Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie
De Smet Cemetery
De Smet Cemetery
Oakwood Lakes State Park ©
Oakwood Lakes State Park

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