14 days in South Dakota Itinerary

14 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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14 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Topeka
Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mitchell
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Interior
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Sturgis
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
End: Topeka

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): hike along SculptureWalk Sioux Falls, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial, and finally identify plant and animal life at Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sioux Falls online travel planner .

Topeka to Sioux Falls is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Topeka in June, things will get a bit cooler in Sioux Falls: highs are around 80°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Trails Outdoors
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1
night
Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stop by Sweet Fix Candy & Pop Shop and then steep yourself in history at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mitchell itinerary planner .

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Mitchell in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Mitchell are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Interior.

Things to do in Mitchell

Historic Sites Shopping
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Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village ©
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle ©
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle

1
night
Interior

Interior ©
Interior is a town in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Interior trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Mitchell to Interior in 3.5 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Mitchell in June since evenings lows in Interior dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Interior

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Big Badlands Overlook, Prairie Homestead
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Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead

2
nights
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Hot Springs is a city in Fall River County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Evans Plunge Mineral Springs. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Wind Cave National Park, then trek along Rankin Ridge Nature Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Angostura Recreation Area.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hot Springs vacation planner .

Drive from Interior to Hot Springs in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Interior in June, expect Hot Springs to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 48°F. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Wind Cave National Park
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Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park
Evans Plunge Mineral Springs ©
Evans Plunge Mineral Springs
The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary ©

2
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 21st (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. On the next day, delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest and then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Keystone trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Hot Springs to Keystone in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Keystone are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Sturgis.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Custer
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

3
nights
Sturgis

Sturgis ©
Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Wonderland Caves, explore the different monuments and memorials at Black Hill National Cemetery, and then admire the majestic nature at Bear Butte State Park.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sturgis trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Keystone to Sturgis by car takes about an hour. The time zone difference when traveling from Keystone to Sturgis is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Sturgis can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. On the 26th (Wed), you'll travel to Deadwood.

Things to do in Sturgis

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Wonderland Caves, Bear Butte State Park, Petrified Forest of the Black Hills-Elk Creek Resort
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Wonderland Caves ©
Wonderland Caves
Bear Butte State Park ©
Bear Butte State Park
Black Hill National Cemetery ©
Black Hill National Cemetery

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 26th (Wed), shop like a local with Scott Jacobs Studio and then contemplate the geological forces at Devils Tower National Monument. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, then explore and take pictures at Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and then take a peaceful walk through Roughlock Falls State Nature Area.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Deadwood trip itinerary builder tool .

Deadwood is just a stone's throw from Sturgis. In June, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Deadwood

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center, Devils Tower National Monument, Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, Roughlock Falls State Nature Area
Highlights from your plan
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway ©
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway

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