4 days in South Dakota Itinerary

4 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
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Deadwood
— Few hours
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Custer
— 2 nights

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at White River Valley Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Panorama Point Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Burns Basin Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape at Homestead Overlook.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Badlands National Park day trip planning website.

Minneapolis to Badlands National Park is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Minneapolis in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Badlands National Park, with highs around 87°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Parks
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Deadwood

Deadwood
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Deadwood online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Deadwood takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Badlands National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Deadwood: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 56°F at night. You will leave for Custer on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Deadwood

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of South Dakota State Railroad Museum, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Farmer's Daughter, then learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, and finally cruise along Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Custer online trip builder.

You can drive from Deadwood to Custer in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Deadwood to Custer, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Custer when traveling from Deadwood in August, with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Museums · Scenic Drive · Nature · Outdoors

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