5 days in South Dakota Itinerary

5 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Dakota tour planner

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Make it your trip
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Deadwood
— 2 nights
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Badlands National Park

— 2 nights
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yellow Mounds Overlook. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, then take a memorable drive along Loop Road, and then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Badlands National Park travel route builder app.

New York City to Badlands National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Badlands National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, Badlands National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Deadwood

— 2 nights
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, then appreciate the history behind Tatanka: Story of the Bison, and then get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, get a taste of the local shopping with Scott Jacobs Studio, and then contemplate the long history of Adams House.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Deadwood online trip builder.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Deadwood in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Badlands National Park to Deadwood is 1 hour. Traveling from Badlands National Park in June, you will find days in Deadwood are a bit cooler (75°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.