14 days in South Dakota Itinerary

14 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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14 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Custer
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Wall
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mitchell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
De Smet
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Berlin

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Museum-lovers will appreciate Adams House and Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center. Shop till you drop at Scott Jacobs Studio and Termesphere Gallery. Step out of Deadwood with an excursion to Black Hill National Cemetery in Sturgis--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Mt Roosevelt Monument, cruise along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town.

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Berlin, Germany to Deadwood is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Central Standard Time is minus 7 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Art Expressions. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Black Hills National Forest. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Custer: Insideout (in Hill City) and Keystone (Presidential Trail & Big Thunder Gold Mine). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, steep yourself in history at Peter Norbeck Visitors Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Custer trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Deadwood to Custer in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Deadwood in May, plan for little chillier nights in Custer, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, Hill City, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Needles Highway
Highlights from your plan
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. On the 12th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, then admire all the interesting features of Loop Road, then explore the striking landscape of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, and finally browse the different shops at Wall Drug. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Wall travel planner.

Traveling by car from Custer to Wall takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Custer, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wall, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Mitchell.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Badlands National Park, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park

1
night
Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Corn Palace, then contemplate the long history of Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, then learn about all things military at George and Eleanor McGovern Library, and finally get engrossed in the history at Dakota Discovery Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mitchell road trip planner.

Drive from Wall to Mitchell in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Wall to Mitchell, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. May in Mitchell sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to De Smet.

Things to do in Mitchell

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dakota Discovery Museum ©
Dakota Discovery Museum
Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village ©
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace

1
night
De Smet

De Smet ©
De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll the grounds of De Smet Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie, then don't miss a visit to Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial, and finally get engrossed in the history at De Smet Depot Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our De Smet driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Mitchell to De Smet takes 1.5 hours. May in De Smet sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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

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