4 days in South Dakota Itinerary

4 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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4 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Deadwood
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
End: New York City

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 6th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Insideout and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, then cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, and then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park.

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New York City to Keystone is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Keystone is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get slightly colder in Keystone: highs are around 73°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Custer, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Insideout
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

1
night
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 9th (Sun), browse the exhibits of Adams House, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, and then don't miss a visit to Mt Roosevelt Monument.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Deadwood online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Keystone to Deadwood by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Keystone to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Deadwood can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Adams House ©
Adams House

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