15 days in South Dakota Itinerary

15 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Vermillion
— 1 day
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Sioux Falls
— 4 nights
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Mitchell
— 1 night
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De Smet
— 2 nights
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Pierre
— 2 nights
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Deadwood
— 2 nights

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Vermillion

Vermillion ©
Vermillion is a city in and the county seat of Clay County, in the southeastern corner of the state of South Dakota, and the eleventh largest city in the state. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Spirit Mound, then examine the collection at National Music Museum, then see the interesting displays at Palmer's Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe, and finally contemplate the long history of Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vermillion tour itinerary tool.

Asheville to Vermillion is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. September in Vermillion sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Vermillion

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

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Specialty Museum
National Music Museum
4.8

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Michelangelo's David replica, The Empire Mall, Center for Western Studies, and other attractions you added. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Courthouse Museum and Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History. Step out of Sioux Falls with an excursion to Brandenburg Gallery - Luverne in Luverne--about 36 minutes away.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Vermillion to Sioux Falls takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mitchell.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife · Shopping

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Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Sweet Fix Candy & Pop Shop as well as Dakota Discovery Museum. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at George and Eleanor McGovern Library, then stop by Dimock Dairy, then take an in-depth tour of Dakota Discovery Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Corn Palace, examine the collection at South Dakota Tractor Museum, and then stop by Sweet Fix Candy & Pop Shop.

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You can drive from Sioux Falls to Mitchell in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Mitchell, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to De Smet.

Things to do in Mitchell

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Specialty Museum
South Dakota Tractor Museum
4.8
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Dimock Dairy
5.0

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De Smet

De Smet ©
De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. De Smet Depot Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes, then steep yourself in history at Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie, then take in the exciting artwork at Redlin Art Center, and finally view the masterpieces at Terry Redlin Museum.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read De Smet online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mitchell to De Smet by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Pierre.

Things to do in De Smet

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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Pierre

Pierre ©
Pierre is the capital of the state of South Dakota and the county seat of Hughes County. Your day by day itinerary now includes South Dakota Discovery Center, Trail of Governors and Fighting Stallions Memorial. On the 8th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Fighting Stallions Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Trail of Governors, get a sense of history and politics at State Capitol, then get curious at South Dakota Discovery Center, and finally admire the local landmark of Flaming Fountain.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our Pierre road trip tool.

Getting from De Smet to Pierre by car takes about 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Pierre can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Pierre

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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Specialty Museum
Pioneer Auto Museum
4.4
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Historic Site
Cultural Heritage Center
4.9

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Badlands Ranch Store as well as Ben Reifel Visitor Center. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get answers to all your questions at Ben Reifel Visitor Center, stop by Badlands Ranch Store, take some stellar pictures from Pinnacles Overlook, then look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, then explore the galleries of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, and finally steep yourself in history at Prairie Homestead.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Badlands National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Pierre to Badlands National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. September in Badlands National Park sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Deadwood.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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Shopping Mall
Wall Drug
3.0
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Historic Site
Prairie Homestead
4.3

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Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Your day by day itinerary now includes Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates. On the 12th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Adams House, get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, don't miss a visit to Tatanka: Story of the Bison, then view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio, and finally get curious at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Deadwood online trip planner.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Deadwood by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Badlands National Park to Deadwood. While traveling from Badlands National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Deadwood, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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Historic Site
Adams House
4.6
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History Museum
Adams Museum
4.5
Historic Walking Area
Historic Old Town
3.3

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