15 days in South Dakota Itinerary

15 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Custer
— 3 nights
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Deadwood
— 2 nights
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Wall
— 3 nights
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Chamberlain
— 2 nights
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Sioux Falls
— 4 nights

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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Custer: Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs) and Keystone (Black Hills Helicopters & Presidential Trail). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial, shop like a local with Insideout, and delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Custer holiday tool.

New York City to Custer is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from New York City to Custer, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, expect nights in Custer to be colder, around 45°F, while days are slightly colder, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

2
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Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town, then get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, then browse the exhibits of Adams House, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, then cruise along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, then appreciate the history behind Tatanka: Story of the Bison, and finally shop like a local with Scott Jacobs Studio.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Deadwood sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Custer to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Custer to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Deadwood, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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Highlights from your plan
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Historic Old Town
Historic Old Town

3
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Wall: Badlands National Park (Panorama Point Overlook & Door Trail). Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. There's still lots to do: cruise along Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook, trek along Castle Trail, and learn about all things military at Delta-09 Missile Silo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Wall road trip website.

Drive from Deadwood to Wall in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Deadwood to Wall, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Deadwood in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Wall, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chamberlain.

Things to do in Wall

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

2
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Chamberlain

Chamberlain ©
Chamberlain is a city in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Old West Trading Post, take an in-depth tour of Akta Lakota Museum, then head outdoors with Allen's Hillside Guide Service - Day Adventures, then make a trip to Dignity, and finally take an in-depth tour of South Dakota Hall of Fame. On your second day here, examine the collection at South Dakota Tractor Museum.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chamberlain day trip app.

Getting from Wall to Chamberlain by car takes about 2.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wall to Chamberlain due to the time zone difference. In September in Chamberlain, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Chamberlain

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Dignity ©
Dignity
Akta Lakota Museum ©
Akta Lakota Museum
South Dakota Tractor Museum ©
South Dakota Tractor Museum

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Sioux Falls: Mitchell (Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, Corn Palace, &more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Falls Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sioux Falls Bike Trails, cast your line with The Outdoor Campus, and get engrossed in the history at Old Courthouse Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls trip planner.

Drive from Chamberlain to Sioux Falls in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

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