22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Deadwood
1
Deadwood
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Custer
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Mitchell
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
De Smet
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Sioux City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Deadwood

5
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Get some historical perspective at Mount Moriah Cemetery and Historic Old Town. Appreciate the collections at Adams House and Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame. Venture out of the city with trips to Center of the Nation Monument (in Belle Fourche), Vore Buffalo Jump (in Beulah) and Devils Tower (Tower Trail & Devils Tower National Monument). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, take an in-depth tour of High Plains Heritage Center Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio, and see the interesting displays at Tatanka: Story of the Bison.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Deadwood online road trip planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Deadwood. In June, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Spearfish, Lead, Devils Tower, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, Vore Buffalo Jump
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Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Adams House ©
Adams House

2
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally learn more about the world around you at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Wildlife Loop Road and then admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Custer trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Custer takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In June in Custer, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Keystone.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road

2
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Big Thunder Gold Mine, shop like a local with Warrior's Work & Ben West Gallery, then appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally stroll through Presidential Trail.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Keystone day trip planning website .

You can drive from Custer to Keystone in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks Parks Trails

Side Trip

Warrior's Work & Ben West Gallery
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Warrior's Work & Ben West Gallery ©
Warrior's Work & Ben West Gallery
Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures

2
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.
On the 20th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, cruise along Loop Road, then take some stellar pictures from Yellow Mounds Overlook, and finally take an in-depth tour of Oglala Lakota College Historical Center. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Keystone to Badlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Keystone in June, things will get a bit warmer in Badlands National Park: highs are around 83°F and lows about 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Mitchell.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Oglala Lakota College Historical Center, Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

2
nights
Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): browse the collection at Carnegie Resource Center and then make a trip to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mitchell Campground, then stop by Sweet Fix Candy & Pop Shop, and then brush up on your military savvy at George and Eleanor McGovern Library.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mitchell online road trip planner .

Getting from Badlands National Park to Mitchell by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Mitchell are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to De Smet.

Things to do in Mitchell

Wildlife Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mitchell Campground ©
Lake Mitchell Campground
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle ©
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle
Carnegie Resource Center ©
Carnegie Resource Center

2
nights
De Smet

De Smet ©
De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie. On the 16th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Terry Redlin Museum, view the masterpieces at Redlin Art Center, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of South Dakota. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial, admire the landmark architecture of Corn Palace, and then steep yourself in history at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the De Smet trip builder website .

Getting from Deadwood to De Smet by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. When traveling from Deadwood in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in De Smet, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in De Smet

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Watertown, Mitchell, Children's Museum of South Dakota
Highlights from your plan
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace
Redlin Art Center ©
Redlin Art Center

3
nights
Sioux City

Sioux City ©
Sioux City is a city in Woodbury and Plymouth counties in the northwestern part of the U.S. Palmer's Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe has been added to your itinerary. On the 26th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Palmer's Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe and then get a taste of the local shopping with Jolly Time Museum and Koated Kernels Shoppe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Sioux City Public Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Heights, then get answers to all your questions at Sergeant Floyd River Museum and Welcome Center, and finally see the interesting displays at National Music Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sioux City tour planner.

Traveling by car from De Smet to Sioux City takes 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Vermillion
Highlights from your plan
National Music Museum ©
National Music Museum
Sioux City Public Museum ©
Sioux City Public Museum

2
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Badlands Pawn, Gold & Jewelry has been added to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sat), make a trip to Badlands Pawn, Gold & Jewelry, observe the fascinating underwater world at Butterfly House & Aquarium, and then have some family-friendly fun at Escapades Escape Rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Pipestone National Monument, take an in-depth tour of Stockyards Ag Experience, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, and finally walk around Falls Park.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Sioux City to Sioux Falls in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Sioux Falls sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Pipestone National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Pipestone National Monument ©
Pipestone National Monument

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