13 days in South Dakota Itinerary

13 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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13 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Custer
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Wall
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Sioux Falls
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Sacramento

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Mt Roosevelt Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio, take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, then get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, then steep yourself in history at Adams House, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Deadwood vacation maker website .

Sacramento to Deadwood is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sacramento to Deadwood due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sacramento in July, plan for little chillier days in Deadwood, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Spearfish, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame
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Adams House ©
Adams House
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and The Museum @ Black Hills Institute. Step out of the city life by going to Black Hills National Forest and Custer State Park. Step out of Custer with an excursion to Wind Cave National Park in Wind Cave National Park--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave National Monument, and explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Custer tour itinerary planner.

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. Traveling from Deadwood in July, Custer is little chillier at night with lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Wall.

Things to do in Custer

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, Wind Cave National Park
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

2
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): browse the different shops at Wall Drug, then take a memorable drive along Loop Road, then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and finally explore the striking landscape of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Wall online trip maker .

Drive from Custer to Wall in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Custer in July: high temperatures in Wall hover around 91°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Wall

Nature Parks 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

3
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Popular historic sites such as Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie and Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Corn Palace and Stockyards Ag Experience. Get out of town with these interesting Sioux Falls side-trips: National Music Museum (in Vermillion), Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village (in Mitchell) and De Smet (De Smet Cemetery & Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral and stroll around Falls Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sioux Falls trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Wall to Sioux Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Wall to Sioux Falls is 1 hour. When traveling from Wall in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sioux Falls: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

De Smet, Mitchell, Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, National Music Museum
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
National Music Museum ©
National Music Museum

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