5 days in Deadwood, Detroit Lakes & Sioux Falls Itinerary

5 days in Deadwood, Detroit Lakes & Sioux Falls Itinerary

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5 days in Deadwood, Detroit Lakes & Sioux Falls Itinerary

Start: Detroit Lakes
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Deadwood
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Detroit Lakes
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Detroit Lakes

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Deadwood: Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel & Sylvan Lake) and Devils Tower National Monument (in Devils Tower). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, get a taste of the local shopping with Scott Jacobs Studio, take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, and take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway.

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Detroit Lakes to Deadwood is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Deadwood can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Detroit Lakes.

Things to do in Deadwood

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Custer, Devils Tower National Monument, Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
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Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

1
day
Detroit Lakes

Detroit Lakes ©
Detroit Lakes is a city in the State of Minnesota and the county seat of Becker County. On the 2nd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for treasures at Shady Hollow Flea Market, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Detroit Lake Public Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Detroit Lakes online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Deadwood to Detroit Lakes in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in Detroit Lakes are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Detroit Lakes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge
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Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge ©
Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at SculptureWalk Sioux Falls, pause for some photo ops at USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, and finally walk around Falls Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls trip planner .

Drive from Detroit Lakes to Sioux Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Detroit Lakes in September: highs in Sioux Falls hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

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