13 days in South Dakota Itinerary

13 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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13 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + taxi:  8​h
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 30​min
4
Sioux Falls
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Custer

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Escape the urban bustle at Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail and Wind Cave National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Black Hills and Horseback Riding Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Insideout in Hill City (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harney Peak, do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park.

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Washington DC to Custer is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Washington DC, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Custer, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hill City, South Dakota, Wind Cave National Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park
Black Hills ©
Black Hills

3
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Days of '76 Museum and Tatanka: Story of the Bison. Adams House and Mount Moriah Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Deadwood: Roughlock Falls State Nature Area (in Lead) and Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center (in Belle Fourche). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, engage your brain at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and get a taste of the local shopping with Scott Jacobs Studio.

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Drive from Custer to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Custer to Deadwood due to the time zone difference. In June in Deadwood, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lead, Spearfish, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, Spearfish Falls, Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center
Highlights from your plan
Adams House ©
Adams House
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area ©
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area

2
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, then gain insight at Prairie Homestead, and then trek along Door Trail. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook, then trek along Saddle Pass Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Notch Trail.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Wall road trip planner.

You can drive from Deadwood to Wall in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Wall due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Deadwood in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Wall, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Prairie Homestead
Highlights from your plan
Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

4
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Get some historical perspective at Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial and St. Joseph Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village and National Music Museum. Go for a jaunt from Sioux Falls to De Smet to see Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at SculptureWalk Sioux Falls, contemplate the long history of Pettigrew Home & Museum, trek along Sioux Falls Bike Trails, and get a new perspective on nature at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls road trip planner.

You can drive from Wall to Sioux Falls in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Wall to Sioux Falls is 1 hour. Traveling from Wall in July, expect nights in Sioux Falls to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are slightly colder, around 83°F. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

De Smet, National Music Museum, Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village
Highlights from your plan
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial ©
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

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