4 days in South Dakota Itinerary

4 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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4 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: North Platte
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Custer
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: North Platte

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.
On the 19th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area, and then pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Stockade Lake.

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North Platte to Custer is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from North Platte to Custer. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from North Platte in July; daily highs in Custer reach 80°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Keystone
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Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 21st (Sun), steep yourself in history at Adams House, explore and take pictures at Broken Boot Gold Mine, then see the interesting displays at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, then take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get answers to all your questions at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, then appreciate the views at Roughlock Falls State Nature Area, and then see the interesting displays at Tatanka: Story of the Bison.

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Getting from Custer to Deadwood by car takes about 1.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Custer to Deadwood due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Spearfish, Lead, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame
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Roughlock Falls State Nature Area ©
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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