22 days in South Dakota Itinerary

22 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Sioux Falls
— 5 nights
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Mitchell
— 2 nights
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Wall
— 3 nights
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Deadwood
— 4 nights
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Custer
— 7 nights

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to De Smet (De Smet Cemetery & Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie), Watertown (Terry Redlin Museum, Redlin Art Center, &more) and Wooden Legs Brewing Company (in Brookings). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Falls Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Butterfly House & Aquarium, trek along SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sioux Falls Bike Trails.

To see ratings and tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls attractions site.

Houston to Sioux Falls is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in June, expect Sioux Falls to be little chillier, temps between 80°F and 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Mitchell.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Redlin Art Center ©
Redlin Art Center
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie ©

2
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Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. On the 13th (Sun), make a trip to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle, then don't miss a visit to Corn Palace, and then test your team's savvy at Escape Rooms at that place. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at South Dakota Tractor Museum, look for gifts at Sweet Fix Candy & Pop Shop, then learn about all things military at George and Eleanor McGovern Library, and finally steep yourself in history at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Mitchell day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Mitchell takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Wall.

Things to do in Mitchell

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Shopping

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South Dakota Tractor Museum ©
South Dakota Tractor Museum
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle ©
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle

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Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. When in Wall, make a side trip to see Notch Trail in Badlands National Park, approximately Badlands National Park away. Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. There's lots more to do: cruise along Loop Road, get great views at Pinnacles Overlook, buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug, and explore the striking landscape of Yellow Mounds Overlook.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Wall road trip website.

Traveling by car from Mitchell to Wall takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Mitchell in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 54°F in Wall. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Wall

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park

4
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Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Change things up with a short trip to Roughlock Falls State Nature Area in Lead (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and steep yourself in history at Adams House.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Deadwood day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Wall to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Wall in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Deadwood: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Custer: Keystone (Presidential Trail, Black Hills Helicopters, &more), Hot Springs (Mammoth Site of Hot Springs & Evans Plunge Mineral Springs) and Wind Cave National Park (in Wind Cave National Park). Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring the underground world of Jewel Cave National Monument. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Custer road trip planning site.

You can drive from Deadwood to Custer in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Deadwood to Custer, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

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