16 days in South Dakota & Ramona Itinerary

16 days in South Dakota & Ramona Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Custer
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Deadwood
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Wall
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Chamberlain
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Sioux Falls
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
6
Ramona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Custer side-trips: Keystone (Halley's 1880 Store & Presidential Trail) and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, take in the exciting artwork at Insideout, delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest, and appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Custer trip site.

Los Angeles to Custer is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Custer. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in Custer are little chillier (71°F), and nights are colder (45°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Keystone, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Needles Highway, Bicycle Sculpture, Crazy Horse Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

3
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Deadwood is known for historic sites, nightlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, stroll through Deadwood Trailhead George S. Mickelson Trail, get curious at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, and pause for some photo ops at Tatanka: Story of the Bison.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Deadwood trip builder tool.

Getting from Custer to Deadwood by car takes about 1.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Custer to Deadwood due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Spearfish, Spearfish Falls, Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Historic Old Town
Historic Old Town

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 20th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at White River Valley Overlook, explore and take pictures at Loop Road, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Wall travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Wall takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Deadwood in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wall: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chamberlain.

Things to do in Wall

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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

1
night
Chamberlain

Chamberlain ©
Chamberlain is a city in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. On the 21st (Mon), get engrossed in the history at South Dakota Hall of Fame, thenpause for some photo ops at Dignity, thenhead outdoors with Allen's Hillside Guide Service - Day Adventures, and finally take an in-depth tour of Akta Lakota Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chamberlain trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wall to Chamberlain takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Chamberlain

Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dignity ©
Dignity
Akta Lakota Museum ©
Akta Lakota Museum
South Dakota Hall of Fame ©
South Dakota Hall of Fame

3
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Sioux Falls side-trips: Dimock Dairy (in Dimock) and Mitchell (Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle & Corn Palace). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Falls Park, take an in-depth tour of Old Courthouse Museum, trek along SculptureWalk & The Arc of Dreams Sioux Falls, and don't miss a visit to Michelangelo's David replica.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Sioux Falls trip site.

Traveling by car from Chamberlain to Sioux Falls takes 2.5 hours. In September in Sioux Falls, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ramona.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Mitchell, Dimock Dairy
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

3
nights
Ramona

Ramona ©
Ramona is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. Get out of town with these interesting Ramona side-trips: Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (in Descanso). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Chuparosa Vineyards, play a few rounds at San Vicente Golf Course, hike along Mount Woodson Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Twin Peaks Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ramona travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sioux Falls to Ramona. The time zone difference when traveling from Sioux Falls to Ramona is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Sioux Falls in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ramona, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ramona

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Poway, Oma's Pumpkin Patch, Lions, Tigers & Bears, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Chuparosa Vineyards ©
Chuparosa Vineyards
Oma's Pumpkin Patch ©
Oma's Pumpkin Patch

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