43 days in South Dakota Itinerary

43 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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43 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Hill City
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Deadwood
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Wall
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mitchell
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Sioux Falls
— 10 nights
Fly + Foot:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

8
nights
Hill City

Hill City ©
Hill City is the oldest existing city in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. The Museum @ Black Hills Institute and Prairie Berry Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Native American Educational and Cultural Center and Insideout capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hill City: Windcross Conservancy (in Buffalo Gap), Hot Springs (Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Pioneer Museum, & more) and Custer (Custer County 1881 Courthouse, Custer State Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Wind Cave National Park, take an in-depth tour of South Dakota State Railroad Museum, trot along with a tour on horseback, and view the masterpieces at Jon Crane Gallery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hill City trip itinerary planning website .

New York City to Hill City is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Hill City due to the time zone difference. In June, Hill City is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 73°F and lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Hill City

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Custer, Hot Springs, Crazy Horse, Keystone, Black Elk Peak
Highlights from your plan
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
Prairie Berry Winery ©
Prairie Berry Winery
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park

9
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center and D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. Appreciate the collections at Adams House and Days of '76 Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Spearfish (Bridal Veil Falls & Devil Bathtub South Dakota), Black Hill National Cemetery (in Sturgis) and Belle Fourche (Center of the Nation Monument, Tri-State Museum, & more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, admire the verdant scenery at Roughlock Falls State Nature Area, examine the collection at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, and admire all the interesting features of Broken Boot Gold Mine.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Deadwood road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Hill City to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Spearfish, Lead, Sturgis, Belle Fourche, Spearfish Falls
Highlights from your plan
Black Hills Mining Museum ©
Black Hills Mining Museum
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum
Adams House ©
Adams House

8
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Get some historical perspective at Prairie Homestead and Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pioneer Auto Museum and Roberts Prairie Dog Town. Get out of town with these interesting Wall side-trips: Armed Forces Display & Gifts (in Wasta), South Dakota's Original 1880 Town (in Murdo) and Launch Control Facility Delta-01 (in Philip). Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Oglala Lakota College Historical Center, trek along Notch Trail, learn about all things military at Delta-09 Missile Silo, and explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Wall tour planner.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Wall takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Deadwood in June, you will find days in Wall are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mitchell.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Philip, Murdo, Oglala Lakota College Historical Center, Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Pioneer Auto Museum ©
Pioneer Auto Museum
Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead
Delta-09 Missile Silo ©
Delta-09 Missile Silo

7
nights
Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial and Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village. Museum-lovers will get to explore Akta Lakota Museum and Historic 1914 C&NW RR Depot Museum & Visitor Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Mitchell: Old West Trading Post (in Oacoma), De Smet (Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie, De Smet Cemetery, & more) and South Dakota Tractor Museum (in Kimball). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Corn Palace, appreciate the history behind Dignity, head outdoors with Allen's Hillside Guide Service - Day Adventures, and get lost in a book at Carnegie Resource Center.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mitchell holiday website .

You can drive from Wall to Mitchell in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Wall to Mitchell, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Mitchell sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 59°F at night. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Mitchell

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

De Smet, Chamberlain, South Dakota Tractor Museum, Historic 1914 C&NW RR Depot Museum & Visitor Center, Old West Trading Post
Highlights from your plan
Akta Lakota Museum ©
Akta Lakota Museum
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial ©
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial

10
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Appreciate the collections at National Music Museum and Old Courthouse Museum. Explore hidden gems such as St. Joseph Cathedral and Children's Museum of South Dakota. Get out of town with these interesting Sioux Falls side-trips: Vermillion (Shrine to Music Museum & Spirit Mound), Yankton (Meridian Highway Bridge & Lewis and Clark Recreation Area) and Brookings (South Dakota Art Museum, The South Dakota State Agricultural Heritage Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at Center for Western Studies, contemplate the long history of Pettigrew Home & Museum, and examine the collection at Sioux Empire Medical Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mitchell to Sioux Falls takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sioux Falls can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Brookings, Yankton, Vermillion, Strawbale Winery
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
National Music Museum ©
National Music Museum
Children's Museum of South Dakota ©

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