12 days in South Dakota Itinerary

12 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Custer
— 4 nights
2
Deadwood
— 3 nights
3
Wall
— 4 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 The Museum @ Black Hills Institute and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Step off the beaten path and head to Black Elk Peak and Sunday Gulch Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Custer: Brule (in Hill City) and Angostura Recreation Area (in Hot Springs). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Legion Lake, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Farmer's Daughter, take in the awesome beauty at Black Hills, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Custer vacation maker.

Boston to Custer is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Boston to Custer. Traveling from Boston in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Custer, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hill City, Hot Springs, South Dakota, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Black Elk Peak ©
Black Elk Peak
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Get some cultural insight at Tatanka: Story of the Bison and Days of '76 Museum. Let the collections at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and High Plains Western Heritage Center Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Deadwood side-trips: Devil Bathtub South Dakota (in Spearfish) and Roughlock Falls State Nature Area (in Lead). And it doesn't end there: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Broken Boot Gold Mine, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, take an in-depth tour of Black Hills Mining Museum, and see the interesting displays at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Deadwood trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Custer to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Custer to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Deadwood, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Spearfish, Lead, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame
Highlights from your plan
High Plains Western Heritage Center Museum ©
High Plains Western Heritage Center Museum
D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery ©
D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery
Black Hills Mining Museum ©
Black Hills Mining Museum

4
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Notch Trail and Big Badlands Overlook. Museum-lovers will get to explore Delta-09 Missile Silo and Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. Explore Wall's surroundings by going to Badlands National Park (Door Trail, Panorama Point Overlook, &more). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sage Creek Wilderness Area, identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, browse the different shops at Wall Drug, and take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Wall day trip website.

You can drive from Deadwood to Wall in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Wall due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Deadwood in July: highs in Wall hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Philip
Highlights from your plan
Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead
Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook

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