13 days in South Dakota Itinerary

13 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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13 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Curitiba
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mitchell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
De Smet
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Philip
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Custer
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Deadwood
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Curitiba

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): walk around Falls Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial, and finally hike along SculptureWalk Sioux Falls. On the next day, learn more about the world around you at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, observe the fascinating underwater world at Butterfly House & Aquarium, then contemplate the long history of Pettigrew Home & Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of First Lutheran Church.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls trip maker .

Curitiba, Brazil to Sioux Falls is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Curitiba in May, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Sioux Falls. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Mitchell.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Pettigrew Home & Museum ©
Pettigrew Home & Museum

1
night
Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, then admire the striking features of Corn Palace, then browse the collection at Carnegie Resource Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mitchell tour app .

Drive from Sioux Falls to Mitchell in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Mitchell, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to De Smet.

Things to do in Mitchell

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village ©
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle ©
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle

1
night
De Smet

De Smet ©
De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stroll the grounds of De Smet Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie, then contemplate the long history of Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial, and finally take an in-depth tour of De Smet Depot Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our De Smet vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Mitchell to De Smet takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Philip.

Things to do in De Smet

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial ©
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial
De Smet Cemetery ©
De Smet Cemetery

1
night
Philip

Philip ©
Philip is a city in Haakon County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the galleries of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Prairie Homestead, and then stop by Badlands Trading Post.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Philip vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from De Smet to Philip in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Philip can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Philip

Historic Sites Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead
Badlands Trading Post ©
Badlands Trading Post

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wind Cave National Park and Ardmore. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the pleasant sights at Breezy Point Picnic Area, and explore and take pictures at Wildlife Loop Road.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Custer online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Philip to Custer takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Philip in May, things will get little chillier in Custer: highs are around 17°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Keystone, Crazy Horse Memorial, Prairie Berry Winery, Wind Cave National Park, Ardmore
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Ardmore ©
Ardmore
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road

3
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Step off the beaten path and head to Adams House and Black Hill National Cemetery. Visit Mount Moriah Cemetery and Historic Old Town for their historical value. Take a break from Deadwood with a short trip to Center of the Nation Monument in Belle Fourche, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, admire all the interesting features of Broken Boot Gold Mine, take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio, and get advice or help at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Deadwood itinerary builder .

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. May in Deadwood sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Spearfish, Center of the Nation Monument, Black Hill National Cemetery, Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Black Hill National Cemetery ©
Black Hill National Cemetery
Adams House ©
Adams House

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