42 days in Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

42 days in Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Black Hills & Badlands vacation planner
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Custer
— 13 nights
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Deadwood
— 14 nights
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Wall
— 14 nights
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Custer — 13 nights

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Custer: Windcross Conservancy (in Buffalo Gap), Keystone (Rush Mountain Adventure Park, Presidential Trail, &more) and Hot Springs (The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs & Cascade Falls). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial, and delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Custer online road trip planner.

Tampa to Custer is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Custer is minus 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Tampa in May: high temperatures in Custer hover around 59°F and lows are around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Deadwood.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips

Deadwood — 14 nights

Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Get out of town with these interesting Deadwood side-trips: Roughlock Falls State Nature Area (in Lead) and Belle Fourche (Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center, Tri-State Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town, explore and take pictures at Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and pause for some photo ops at Mt Roosevelt Monument.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Deadwood trip itinerary app.

Getting from Custer to Deadwood by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Custer 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Wall.
Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks
Side Trips

Wall — 14 nights

Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wall: Murdo (Pioneer Auto Museum & South Dakota's Original 1880 Town), Hurley Butte Horseback Riding (in Interior) and Badlands National Park (Saddle Pass Trail, Door Trail, &more). Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. There's much more to do: make a trip to Wall Drug, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, take some stellar pictures from Pinnacles Overlook, and stroll through Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Wall sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Wall takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Deadwood to Wall is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Deadwood in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Wall: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 54°F at night. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips