5 days in South Dakota Itinerary

5 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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5 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Dayton
taxi + Fly:  6​h
1
Sioux Falls
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Wall
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Custer
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  6​h
End: Dayton

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. On the 16th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral and then walk around Falls Park.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Sioux Falls driving holiday planning tool .

Dayton to Sioux Falls is an approximately 6-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Dayton to Sioux Falls, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Historic Sites
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Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 17th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, explore and take pictures at Loop Road, then explore the galleries of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, and finally stop by Wall Drug.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Wall vacation builder .

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Wall in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Sioux Falls in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Wall, with highs around 91°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
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Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug

3
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Custer is known for nature, scenic drive, trails, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Custer trip planner .

You can drive from Wall to Custer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, Custer is slightly colder than Wall - with highs of 80°F and lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hill City, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road

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