23 days in South Dakota Itinerary

23 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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23 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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

5
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to SculptureWalk Sioux Falls and Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum. Explore Sioux Falls' surroundings by going to Porter Sculpture Park (in Montrose), De Smet (Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial & Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie) and Mitchell (Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village & Corn Palace). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Falls Park, steep yourself in history at Spirit Mound, get your game on at Sky Zone Trampoline Park, and get curious at Washington Pavilion.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Sioux Falls road trip planning website .

Toronto, Canada to Sioux Falls is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Sioux Falls due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Sioux Falls can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Wall.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

De Smet, Mitchell, Porter Sculpture Park, Spirit Mound
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace

4
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Loop Road and Badlands Wall. Venture out of the city with trips to Badlands National Park (Panorama Point Overlook, Door Trail, & more). Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Wall Drug, get engrossed in the history at Wounded Knee: The Museum, explore the striking landscape at Homestead Overlook, and explore the striking landscape of White River Valley Overlook.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Wall online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Wall takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sioux Falls in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Wall, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park

6
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Get in touch with nature at Bear Country USA and Reptile Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Deadwood: Rapid City (Dinosaur Park, Black Hills Maze, & more). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Adams House, take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, and try to win big at Silverado.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Deadwood trip builder .

You can drive from Wall to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Wall to Deadwood is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Wall in September: highs in Deadwood hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Fun & Games Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rapid City, Spearfish
Highlights from your plan
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway ©
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway

7
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Get outdoors at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Needles Eye Tunnel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Custer: Wind Cave National Park (in Wind Cave National Park), Big Thunder Gold Mine (in Keystone) and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, trek along Presidential Trail, and appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Custer online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Deadwood to Custer in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

South Dakota, Keystone, Crazy Horse Memorial, Prairie Berry Winery, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

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