15 days in South Dakota & Bozeman Itinerary

15 days in South Dakota & Bozeman Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
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Wall
— 2 nights
Drive
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Custer
— 3 nights
Drive
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Deadwood
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bozeman
— 5 nights
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Sioux Falls

— 2 nights
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. On the 23rd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Pettigrew Home & Museum, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Butterfly House & Aquarium, then get your game on at Escapades Escape Rooms, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Palisades State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Sioux Falls Bike Trails, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, then make a trip to Michelangelo's David replica, and finally trek along SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Sioux Falls tour builder website.

New York City to Sioux Falls is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Sioux Falls is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sioux Falls, with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wall

— 2 nights
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Prairie Homestead, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, then hike along Door Trail, and finally trek along Notch Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, take a memorable drive along Loop Road, then explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug.

Make your Wall itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Wall in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Wall

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Black Hills National Forest. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wind Cave National Park and Sunday Gulch Trail. Step out of Custer with an excursion to Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium in Keystone--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: trek along Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, cruise along Iron Mountain Road, trot along with a tour on horseback, and learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Custer tour planner.

You can drive from Wall to Custer in 2 hours. Another option is to 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Deadwood

— 2 nights
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Adams House, take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, then learn about winemaking at Belle Joli Winery Tasting Room, then admire the majestic nature at Roughlock Falls Nature Area, and finally admire the sheer force of Spearfish Falls. On the next day, stroll through Deadwood Trailhead George S. Mickelson Trail, then get a taste of the local shopping with Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, then appreciate the views at Roughlock Falls State Nature Area, and finally admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Deadwood online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Custer to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Custer to Deadwood. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Deadwood

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bozeman

— 5 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Fort Yellowstone Historic District and The Soldiers Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ousel Falls Trail and Lone Peak. Explore Bozeman's surroundings by going to Big Sky (Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports, Beehive Basin Trail, &more) and Yellowstone National Park (Firehole Lake Drive, Petrified Tree, &more). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Gallatin Canyon, cast your line with a fishing tour, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bozeman Spirits Distillery.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bozeman trip planner.

You can fly from Deadwood to Bozeman in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Deadwood in July, Bozeman is a bit cooler at night with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.