21 days in Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

21 days in Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

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Wall
— 7 nights
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Deadwood
— 5 nights
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Custer
— 8 nights
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Wall — 7 nights

Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Minuteman Missile National Historic Site and Cultural Heritage Center. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pioneer Auto Museum and Delta-09 Missile Silo. Explore Wall's surroundings by going to Badlands National Park (Notch Trail, Door Trail, &more), State Capitol (in Pierre) and South Dakota's Original 1880 Town (in Murdo). Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Wall Drug, take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook, steep yourself in history at Prairie Homestead, and get to know the fascinating history of Sage Creek Wilderness Area.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Wall online trip itinerary builder.

Denver to Wall is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Wall are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.
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Deadwood — 5 nights

Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Popular historic sites such as Mount Moriah Cemetery and Adams House are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Adams Museum and Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town, shop like a local with Scott Jacobs Studio, appreciate the history behind Mt Roosevelt Monument, and take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Deadwood trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wall to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Wall to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Wall in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Deadwood: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Custer.
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Custer — 8 nights

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
You'll explore and learn at The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Art Expressions. Explore Custer's surroundings by going to Hot Springs (Pioneer Museum & Red Rock River Resort), Keystone (Big Thunder Gold Mine & Presidential Trail) and Wind Cave National Park (in Wind Cave National Park). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Custer online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Custer takes 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Custer. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in November, and nighttime lows around 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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