12 days in South Dakota Itinerary

12 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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12 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Wall
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Deadwood
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Custer
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Oklahoma City

3
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Get outdoors at Loop Road and Badlands Wall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wall: Badlands National Park (Door Trail & Notch Trail). Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Wall Drug, get great views at Yellow Mounds Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, and look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

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Oklahoma City to Wall is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oklahoma City to Wall. Traveling from Oklahoma City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Wall, with lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Badlands National Park
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Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
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. Bring the kids along to Broken Boot Gold Mine and D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. Visiting Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway and Bridal Veil Falls will get you outdoors. Step out of Deadwood to go to Lead and see Roughlock Falls State Nature Area, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, get curious at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, and get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Deadwood road trip planning tool .

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. Traveling from Wall in July, you will find days in Deadwood are slightly colder (83°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Spearfish, Lead, Spearfish Falls
Highlights from your plan
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway ©
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area ©

5
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jewel Cave National Monument and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Visiting Custer State Park and Wildlife Loop Road will get you outdoors. Step out of Custer to go to Keystone and see Presidential Trail, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area, and explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Custer trip planning tool .

Drive from Deadwood to Custer in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Deadwood in July since evenings lows in Custer dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, Crazy Horse, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
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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