13 days in South Dakota & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

13 days in South Dakota & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Wall
— 1 day
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Chamberlain
— 2 nights
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Redfield
— 1 night
Drive
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Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive
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Custer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Wall

Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Badlands National Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 17th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Wall tour planner.

Charlotte to Wall is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Charlotte to Wall. Traveling from Charlotte in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Wall, with lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chamberlain.

Things to do in Wall

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Chamberlain

Chamberlain is a city in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. On the 18th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Akta Lakota Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Old West Trading Post and then examine the collection at South Dakota Tractor Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chamberlain itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Wall to Chamberlain in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Redfield.

Things to do in Chamberlain

Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Redfield

Redfield is a city in and the county seat of Spink County, South Dakota, United States. On the 20th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Historic 1914 C&NW RR Depot Museum & Visitor Center.

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You can drive from Chamberlain to Redfield in 2 hours. September in Redfield sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 53°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sun) before leaving for Deadwood.

Things to do in Redfield

Museums

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Deadwood

Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Your day by day itinerary now includes Black Hills Mining Museum as well as Historic Old Town. On the 21st (Mon), steep yourself in history at Adams House, then get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, and then appreciate the history behind Tatanka: Story of the Bison. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, examine the collection at Black Hills Mining Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Deadwood travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Redfield to Deadwood takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
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Custer

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pioneer Museum as well as The Needles. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): engage your brain at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, then see the interesting displays at Pioneer Museum, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Windcross Conservancy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): take an unforgettable tour with Black Hills Aerial Adventures and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Needles.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Custer route maker tool.

You can drive from Deadwood to Custer in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Custer. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

5
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Yellowstone National Park

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser, hike along North Rim Trail, get outside with Morning Glory Pool, and stroll through Mystic Falls Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online attractions planner.

You can fly from Custer to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Custer in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.