22 days in South Dakota Itinerary

22 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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22 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + taxi:  9​h
1
Custer
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Deadwood
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Wall
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mitchell
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Sioux Falls
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Toronto

6
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Keystone (Big Thunder Gold Mine, Tinder Box Gourmet Popcorn, & more) and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jewel Cave National Monument.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Custer trip itinerary planning site .

Toronto, Canada to Custer is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Custer due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Custer, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, Crazy Horse, South Dakota, Hill City, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Tinder Box Gourmet Popcorn ©
Tinder Box Gourmet Popcorn
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road

4
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. For shopping fun, head to Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates or Scott Jacobs Studio. Change things up with these side-trips from Deadwood: Belle Fourche (PaleoAdventures & Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, admire all the interesting features of Broken Boot Gold Mine, and take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Deadwood visit website .

Drive from Custer to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Deadwood can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spearfish, Belle Fourche, Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame
Highlights from your plan
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway ©
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery

2
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug, admire all the interesting features of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, then take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, and finally take a memorable drive along Loop Road. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Wall online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Wall takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Deadwood in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Wall, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mitchell.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Badlands National Park, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
Loop Road ©
Loop Road

2
nights
Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle, then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mitchell Campground, and then steep yourself in history at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Corn Palace, stop by Sweet Fix Candy & Pop Shop, then get engrossed in the history at Dakota Discovery Museum, and finally brush up on your military savvy at George and Eleanor McGovern Library.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mitchell trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Wall to Mitchell takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Mitchell

Wildlife Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mitchell Campground ©
Lake Mitchell Campground
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle ©
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle

7
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sioux Falls: De Smet (Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial, & more), National Music Museum (in Vermillion) and Brookings (Children's Museum of South Dakota & SDSU Dairy Sales Bar). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Falls Park, get a new perspective on nature at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, stroll through Sioux Falls Bike Trails, and see the interesting displays at Sioux Empire Medical Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Mitchell to Sioux Falls takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Sioux Falls can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

De Smet, Brookings, National Music Museum, Lake Vermillion Recreation Area, Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

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