13 days in South Dakota Itinerary

13 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Custer
— 3 nights
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Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wall
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sioux Falls
— 4 nights
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Custer

— 3 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Custer: Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs) and Presidential Trail (in Keystone). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Custer online holiday builder.

Philadelphia to Custer is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Custer is minus 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Philadelphia in April: high temperatures in Custer hover around 50°F and lows are around 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Deadwood

— 2 nights
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Adams House, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, then relax and rejuvenate at Stress Relief Massage of Deadwood, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town. On the next day, do a tasting at Belle Joli Winery Sparkling House, then take an in-depth tour of Days of '76 Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, and finally make a trip to Deadwood Model Train.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Deadwood trip app.

Traveling by car from Custer to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Custer to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Deadwood, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Wineries

Side Trip

Wall

— 3 nights
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Notch Trail in Badlands National Park (about 30 minutes away). Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. There's much more to do: stop by Wall Drug, tour the pleasant surroundings at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and brush up on your military savvy at Delta-09 Missile Silo.

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Getting from Deadwood to Wall by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Wall. While traveling from Deadwood, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wall, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Wall

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Sioux Falls

— 4 nights
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sioux Falls: Watertown (Bramble Park Zoo, Redlin Art Center, &more) and Mitchell (George and Eleanor McGovern Library, Corn Palace, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll around Falls Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, trek along Sioux Falls Bike Trails, and tour the pleasant surroundings at SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sioux Falls online travel planner.

Drive from Wall to Sioux Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In April in Sioux Falls, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
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.