5 days in South Dakota Itinerary

5 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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5 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Duluth
Drive:  9​h
1
Custer
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Wall
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
End: Duluth

1
night
Custer

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial and then learn more about the world around you at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harney Peak, and finally get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Custer travel app .

Duluth to Custer is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Duluth, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Custer, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Black Elk Peak, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
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Horseback Riding Tours
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
Black Elk Peak ©
Black Elk Peak

1
night
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): engage your brain at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, get engrossed in the history at Days of '76 Museum, get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, then see the interesting displays at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, then see the interesting displays at Tatanka: Story of the Bison, and finally shop like a local with Scott Jacobs Studio.

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Traveling by car from Custer 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, daily temperatures in Deadwood can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
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2
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, hike along Notch Trail, stroll through Door Trail, then deepen your understanding at Prairie Homestead, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Wall trip planner .

You can drive from Deadwood to Wall in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Deadwood to Wall, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Deadwood in June, expect nights in Wall to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Prairie Homestead
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Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug

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