22 days in South Dakota Itinerary

22 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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22 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Sioux Falls
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
De Smet
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Chamberlain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Badlands National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Custer
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Deadwood
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Berlin

4
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. You'll explore and learn at Redlin Art Center and Sioux Empire Medical Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Joseph Cathedral and Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sioux Falls: Corn Palace (in Mitchell), National Music Museum (in Vermillion) and Watertown (Terry Redlin Museum & Mellette House). The adventure continues: walk around Falls Park, explore the world behind art at South Dakota Art Museum, and have fun and explore at Stockyards Ag Experience.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls trip planning website .

Berlin, Germany to Sioux Falls is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 7 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to De Smet.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Watertown, South Dakota Art Museum, Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, National Music Museum, Corn Palace
Highlights from your plan
Redlin Art Center ©
Redlin Art Center
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
National Music Museum ©
National Music Museum

1
night
De Smet

De Smet ©
De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. On the 4th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial, steep yourself in history at Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie, and then stroll the grounds of De Smet Cemetery.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read De Smet trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Sioux Falls to De Smet in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in De Smet are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chamberlain.

Things to do in De Smet

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial ©
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial
De Smet Cemetery ©
De Smet Cemetery

1
night
Chamberlain

Chamberlain ©
Chamberlain is a city in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Old West Trading Post, get engrossed in the history at Akta Lakota Museum, then get outside with Allen's Hillside Guide Service - Day Adventures, and finally appreciate the history behind Dignity.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chamberlain trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from De Smet to Chamberlain takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Chamberlain can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Chamberlain

Outdoors Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Old West Trading Post
Highlights from your plan
Akta Lakota Museum ©
Akta Lakota Museum
Old West Trading Post ©
Old West Trading Post
Dignity ©
Dignity

4
nights
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Get some cultural insight at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site and Oglala Lakota College Historical Center. Appreciate the collections at Armed Forces Display & Gifts and Delta-09 Missile Silo. Explore Badlands National Park's surroundings by going to South Dakota's Original 1880 Town (in Murdo) and Prairie Homestead (in Philip). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Wall Drug, explore and take pictures at Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook, and explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park online attractions planner .

You can drive from Chamberlain to Badlands National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Chamberlain to Badlands National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Badlands National Park sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Custer.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wall, Philip, South Dakota's Original 1880 Town, Armed Forces Display & Gifts, Oglala Lakota College Historical Center
Highlights from your plan
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug

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.
You'll explore and learn at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Insideout. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and cruise along Iron Mountain Road.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Custer holiday tool .

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Custer in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Badlands National Park in June; daily highs in Custer reach 26°C and lows reach 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Hill City, Keystone, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Prairie Berry Winery ©
Prairie Berry Winery

7
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Shop till you drop at Scott Jacobs Studio and Termesphere Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mount Moriah Cemetery and Black Hill National Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Deadwood: Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center (in Belle Fourche), Roughlock Falls State Nature Area (in Lead) and Roughlock Falls Nature Area (in Savoy). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, see the interesting displays at Tatanka: Story of the Bison, admire all the interesting features of Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Deadwood tour planner .

You can drive from Custer to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Custer to Deadwood is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Spearfish, Lead, Savoy, Sturgis, Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center
Highlights from your plan
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum
Adams House ©
Adams House

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