13 days in South Dakota Itinerary

13 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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13 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Custer
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Deadwood
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Wall
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Sioux Falls
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Minneapolis

3
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
When in Custer, make a side trip to see Twisted Pine Winery in Hill City, approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, cruise along Iron Mountain Road, pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial, and take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Custer trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Minneapolis to Custer is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Custer is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 34°F in Custer. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Keystone, Hill City, Needles Highway, Crazy Horse Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

3
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Explore Deadwood's surroundings by going to Rapid City (Reptile Gardens, Downtown Rapid City, & more). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, take an in-depth tour of Adams House, and learn about winemaking at Belle Joli Winery Tasting Room.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Deadwood tour itinerary planner.

You can 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 October, daytime highs in Deadwood are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Rapid City, Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens

2
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 22nd (Mon), browse the different shops at Wall Drug, explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and finally explore and take pictures at Loop Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Wall day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Deadwood to Wall in 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 October, you will find days in Wall are a bit warmer (65°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

3
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sioux Falls: Porter Sculpture Park (in Montrose), Mitchell (Corn Palace, Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, & more) and Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie (in De Smet). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Falls Park, trek along SculptureWalk Sioux Falls, have some family-friendly fun at Sky Zone Trampoline Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral.

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Drive from Wall to Sioux Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Wall to Sioux Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Sioux Falls sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Mitchell, Porter Sculpture Park, Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

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