5 days in South Dakota Itinerary

5 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Dakota holiday builder

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

5 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
De Smet
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
4
Aberdeen
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Indianapolis

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 28th (Sun), explore and take pictures at Big Thunder Gold Mine and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Keystone itinerary planner .

Indianapolis to Keystone is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Keystone is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Indianapolis in July since evenings lows in Keystone dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Keystone

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Custer, Hill City
Highlights from your plan
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio, steep yourself in history at Adams House, get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, then admire all the interesting features of Broken Boot Gold Mine, then get advice or help at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, and finally make a trip to Mt Roosevelt Monument.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Deadwood tour planning tool .

Getting from Keystone to Deadwood by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to De Smet.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center ©
Broken Boot Gold Mine ©
Broken Boot Gold Mine

1
day
De Smet

De Smet ©
De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at De Smet Depot Museum, then contemplate the long history of Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial, and then contemplate the long history of Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the De Smet day trip planning website .

You can drive from Deadwood to De Smet in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. In July, daytime highs in De Smet are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Aberdeen.

Things to do in De Smet

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial ©
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial
De Smet Depot Museum ©
De Smet Depot Museum

1
night
Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
Aberdeen is a city in and the county seat of Brown County, South Dakota, United States, about northeast of Pierre. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): walk around Wylie Park and then let little ones run wild at Storybook Land.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Aberdeen day trip website .

You can drive from De Smet to Aberdeen in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Aberdeen can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Wylie Park ©
Wylie Park
Storybook Land and Land of Oz ©
Storybook Land and Land of Oz

Similar Plans

6 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Chicago & South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans