32 days in South Dakota Itinerary

32 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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32 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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

9
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sioux Falls: Shrine to Music Museum (in Vermillion), Lake Vermillion Recreation Area (in Canistota) and Yankton (Lewis and Clark Recreation Area & Fantle Memorial Park). There's lots more to do: stroll around Falls Park, stop by SDSU Dairy Sales Bar, get curious at Washington Pavilion, and see the sky in a new way at Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls online day trip planner .

Green Bay to Sioux Falls is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Sioux Falls are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Watertown.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Brookings, Yankton, Palisades State Park, Shrine to Music Museum, Lake Vermillion Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
Escapades Escape Rooms ©
Escapades Escape Rooms
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

2
nights
Watertown

Watertown ©
Watertown is a city in and the county seat of Codington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 10th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Watertown Veterans Memorial, shop like a local with Redlin Art Center, then view the masterpieces at Terry Redlin Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Codington County Historical Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): meet the residents at Bramble Park Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Mellette House, and then admire the majestic nature at Oakwood Lakes State Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Watertown trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Watertown takes 2 hours. In May in Watertown, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mitchell.

Things to do in Watertown

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oakwood Lakes State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bramble Park Zoo ©
Bramble Park Zoo
Redlin Art Center ©
Redlin Art Center
Watertown Veterans Memorial ©
Watertown Veterans Memorial

2
nights
Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. On the 12th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mitchell Campground, and then look for gifts at Dimock Dairy. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Dakota Discovery Museum, then admire the striking features of Corn Palace, then get lost in a book at Carnegie Resource Center, and finally examine the collection at George and Eleanor McGovern Library.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mitchell online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Watertown to Mitchell by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Mitchell are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chamberlain.

Things to do in Mitchell

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Dimock Dairy
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mitchell Campground ©
Lake Mitchell Campground
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace
Carnegie Resource Center ©
Carnegie Resource Center

1
night
Chamberlain

Chamberlain ©
Chamberlain is a city in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Old West Trading Post, get outside with Allen's Hillside Guide Service - Day Adventures, then don't miss a visit to South Dakota Hall of Fame, then pause for some photo ops at Dignity, and finally take an in-depth tour of Akta Lakota Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Chamberlain itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Mitchell to Chamberlain in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Wall.

Things to do in Chamberlain

Outdoors Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Explore Wall's surroundings by going to Badlands National Park (Prairie Wind Overlook, Burns Basin Overlook, & more). Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, brush up on your military savvy at Delta-09 Missile Silo, and explore the striking landscape of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Wall trip planner.

Getting from Chamberlain to Wall by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Chamberlain to Wall is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chamberlain in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Wall, with lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

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
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug

7
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Deadwood: Belle Fourche (Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center, Tri-State Museum, & more), Black Hill National Cemetery (in Sturgis) and Roughlock Falls Nature Area (in Savoy). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, cruise along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and admire the majestic nature at Bear Butte State Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Deadwood trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Wall to Deadwood by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Wall to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Wall in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Deadwood: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Spearfish, Lead, Belle Fourche, Savoy, Black Hill National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway ©
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
PaleoAdventures ©
PaleoAdventures

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 out of town with these interesting Custer side-trips: Hill City (Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota, Jon Crane Gallery, & more), Hot Springs (Mammoth Site of Hot Springs & The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary) and Presidential Trail (in Keystone). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, cruise along Needles Highway, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave National Monument.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Custer vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Custer takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Deadwood in May, Custer is little chillier at night with lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hill City, Keystone, Hot Springs, South Dakota, Crazy Horse Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial

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