4 days in South Dakota Itinerary

4 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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4 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Duluth
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Custer
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Duluth

1
night
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 6th (Thu): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harney Peak, and then get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Custer driving holiday tool .

Duluth to Custer is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Duluth in June: highs in Custer hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Black Elk Peak, The Museum @ Black Hills Institute
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Black Elk Peak ©
Black Elk Peak
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 8th (Sat), get curious at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, take an in-depth tour of Black Hills Mining Museum, take an in-depth tour of Days of '76 Museum, then explore and take pictures at Broken Boot Gold Mine, and finally view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): examine the collection at Tatanka: Story of the Bison, then take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, and then admire the verdant scenery at Roughlock Falls State Nature Area.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Deadwood vacation builder site .

You can 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 in Deadwood, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Lead, D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery
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Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center ©
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area ©
Black Hills Mining Museum ©
Black Hills Mining Museum

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