20 days in Sioux Falls, Black Hills & Badlands & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

20 days in Sioux Falls, Black Hills & Badlands & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Sioux Falls
— 3 nights
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Wall
— 3 nights
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Custer
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 10 nights
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Sioux Falls

— 3 nights
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Venture out of the city with trips to Mitchell (Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle & Corn Palace) and Watertown (Terry Redlin Museum & Redlin Art Center). There's still lots to do: walk around Falls Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sioux Falls Bike Trails, trek along SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls trip planner.

Memphis to Sioux Falls is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, Sioux Falls is slightly colder than Memphis - with highs of 69°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Wall

— 3 nights
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug, and explore the striking landscape of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Wall trip planner.

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Wall in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sioux Falls to Wall 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 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Wall

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · 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.
Take a break from Custer with a short trip to Windcross Conservancy in Buffalo Gap, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake.

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Getting from Wall to Custer by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, Custer is slightly colder than Wall - with highs of 73°F and lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 10 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately Grand Teton National Park away. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, cruise along Lamar Valley, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Custer to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Custer in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip