22 days in South Dakota Itinerary

22 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Dakota tour planner

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Make it your trip
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Sioux Falls
— 5 nights
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Mitchell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wall
— 3 nights
Drive
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Deadwood
— 4 nights
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Custer
— 7 nights
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Sioux Falls

— 5 nights
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Venture out of the city with trips to Wooden Legs Brewing Company (in Brookings), Watertown (Terry Redlin Museum, Redlin Art Center, &more) and De Smet (De Smet Cemetery & Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie). 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 test your problem-solving skills at Escape 605.

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

Houston to Sioux Falls is an approximately 6-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

Mitchell

— 2 nights
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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at South Dakota Tractor Museum, then look for gifts at Sweet Fix Candy & Pop Shop, then brush up on your military savvy at George and Eleanor McGovern Library, and finally explore the ancient world of Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mitchell attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Mitchell takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Mitchell, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 59°F at night. 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

Side Trip

Wall

— 3 nights
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, brush up on your military savvy at Delta-09 Missile Silo, 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

Deadwood

— 4 nights
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 to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Adams House, and take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway.

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

Custer

— 7 nights
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). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave National Monument, take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest, and take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Custer holiday planner.

Getting from Deadwood to Custer by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Custer are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.