14 days in South Dakota Itinerary

14 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Dakota trip itinerary planner

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Sioux Falls
— 3 nights
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Wall
— 3 nights
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Custer
— 3 nights
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Deadwood
— 3 nights
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Sioux Falls

— 3 nights
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie and St. Joseph Cathedral. Take a break from the city and head to The Outdoor Campus and The Blood Run Nature Area. When in Sioux Falls, make a side trip to see Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Homes in De Smet, approximately De Smet away. There's much more to do: stroll around Falls Park, stroll through SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument, make a trip to Michelangelo's David replica, and explore the activities along Arrowhead Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls online trip planner.

Boise to Sioux Falls is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Boise to Sioux Falls is 1 hour. Traveling from Boise in June, expect nights in Sioux Falls to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are slightly colder, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Wall

— 3 nights
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 11th (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug, tour the pleasant surroundings at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, explore the striking landscape at Homestead Overlook, then surround yourself with nature on Hurley Butte Horseback Riding, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, get engrossed in the history at Delta-09 Missile Silo, then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, then cruise along Loop Road, and finally explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Wall day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Wall takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux Falls to Wall. In June, daily temperatures in Wall can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. You'll set off for Custer on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Wall

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer

— 3 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Visiting Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Needles Eye Tunnel will get you outdoors. Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Insideout will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Custer: Keystone (Black Hills Helicopters & Presidential Trail). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road, and appreciate the history behind Bicycle Sculpture.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Custer travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wall to Custer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Wall in June, with highs in Custer at 73°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Deadwood

— 3 nights
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Do your shopping at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center and Scott Jacobs Studio. You'll explore and learn at Adams House and Tatanka: Story of the Bison. When in Deadwood, make a side trip to see Roughlock Falls State Nature Area in Lead, approximately Lead away. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, and take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Deadwood trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Custer to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Custer to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Deadwood are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.