15 days in South Dakota Itinerary

15 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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15 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Appleton
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Sioux Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Wall
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Deadwood
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Custer
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Appleton

3
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Explore Sioux Falls' surroundings by going to Mitchell (Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village & Corn Palace) and Porter Sculpture Park (in Montrose). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Falls Park, hike along SculptureWalk Sioux Falls, don't miss a visit to Michelangelo's David replica, and meet the residents at Butterfly House & Aquarium.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls trip itinerary planning website .

Appleton to Sioux Falls is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. May in Sioux Falls sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mitchell, Porter Sculpture Park
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace

2
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug, explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, then brush up on your military savvy at Delta-09 Missile Silo, then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and finally explore and take pictures at Loop Road. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Wall road trip planning tool .

Getting from Sioux Falls to Wall by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Sioux Falls to Wall, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Wall can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Wall

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park

5
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Change things up with these side-trips from Deadwood: Rapid City (Reptile Gardens, Bear Country USA, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, try your luck at Cadillac Jack's Gaming Resort, and explore and take pictures at Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Deadwood tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Wall to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Wall in May, you will find days in Deadwood are little chillier (62°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Fun & Games Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Rapid City, Spearfish
Highlights from your plan
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens

4
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Custer: Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs) and Granite Sports (in Hill City). Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring the underground world of Jewel Cave National Monument. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road, and delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Custer trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Deadwood to Custer by car takes about 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Custer due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Deadwood in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 37°F in Custer. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Keystone, Granite Sports, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Crazy Horse Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

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