14 days in South Dakota Itinerary

14 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Dakota attractions planner

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Deadwood
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Deadwood
— 3 nights
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Custer
— 4 nights
Drive
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Wall
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bristol

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Deadwood

— 3 nights
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Adams Museum and D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Tatanka: Story of the Bison and Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame. Take a break from Deadwood with a short trip to Roughlock Falls State Nature Area in Lead, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Black Hills Mining Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, get a taste of the local shopping with Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, and view the masterpieces at Termesphere Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Deadwood online trip itinerary planner.

Bristol, UK to Deadwood is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bristol to Deadwood due to the time zone difference. September in Deadwood sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Custer

— 4 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary and Black Hills Helicopters. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Museum @ Black Hills Institute and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Devil's Tower Trail, explore and take pictures at Wildlife Loop Road, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and trek along Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Custer trip planner.

Getting from Deadwood to Custer by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Custer are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Wall.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Wall

— 3 nights
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Get outdoors at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site and Notch Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Roberts Prairie Dog Town and Door Trail. Take a break from Wall with a short trip to Panorama Point Overlook in Badlands National Park, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Prairie Homestead, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, take a memorable drive along Loop Road, and get a taste of the local shopping with Wall Drug.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Wall online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Custer to Wall takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Custer in September, expect nights in Wall to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Wall

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Sioux Falls

— 2 nights
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Old Courthouse Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Stockyards Ag Experience, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History. Keep things going the next day: trek along Sioux Falls Bike Trails, then contemplate the long history of Pettigrew Home & Museum, then don't miss a visit to Michelangelo's David replica, and finally admire the majestic nature at Palisades State Park.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls trip maker app.

You can drive from Wall to Sioux Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wall to Sioux Falls. Traveling from Wall in September, you will find days in Sioux Falls are little chillier (28°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.