14 days in South Dakota Itinerary

14 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Sioux Falls
— 4 nights
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Wall
— 2 nights
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Deadwood
— 3 nights
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Keystone
— 4 nights

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Sioux Falls Bike Trails and SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument. Let the collections at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History and George and Eleanor McGovern Library capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to De Smet (Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes & Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie) and Mitchell (Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village & Corn Palace). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, have fun and explore at Stockyards Ag Experience, walk around Falls Park, and contemplate the long history of Pettigrew Home & Museum.

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Lafayette to Sioux Falls is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lafayette in August, with highs in Sioux Falls at 80°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie ©
SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument ©
SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument

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Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, learn about all things military at Delta-09 Missile Silo, then take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, then cruise along Loop Road, and finally explore the striking landscape at White River Valley Overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Wall journey planner.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Wall takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Sioux Falls in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Wall, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Wall

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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

3
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Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Get outdoors at Roughlock Falls State Nature Area and Spearfish Falls. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mount Moriah Cemetery and Adams House. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio, and take an in-depth tour of Black Hills Mining Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Deadwood trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wall to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wall to Deadwood due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Wall, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Deadwood, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area ©
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area
Historic Old Town
Historic Old Town

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Keystone

Keystone ©

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Wildlife Loop Road. Museum-lovers will get to explore Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Insideout. Explore Keystone's surroundings by going to Hot Springs (The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary & Pioneer Museum) and Custer (Black Hills National Forest, Sylvan Lake, &more). There's still lots to do: do sightseeing your way with Black Hills Helicopters, hike along Presidential Trail, take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, and take in the awesome beauty at Black Elk Peak.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Keystone trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Deadwood to Keystone in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Deadwood in August since evenings lows in Keystone dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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