5 days in South Dakota Itinerary

5 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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5 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
1
Custer
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Wall
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Sioux Falls
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h
End: Washington DC

1
night
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 18th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial and then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Custer trip builder website .

Washington DC to Custer is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Custer is minus 2 hours. In March, Custer is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 46°F and lows of 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Keystone
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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 20th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Adams House, admire all the interesting features of Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Deadwood trip itinerary planning tool .

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 March, daytime highs in Deadwood are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
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Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Adams House ©
Adams House
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, explore the striking landscape at White River Valley Overlook, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Homestead Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and finally take a memorable drive along Loop Road.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Wall day trip app .

You can drive from Deadwood to Wall in 1.5 hours. Other options are to 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. In March, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Wall

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
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Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
White River Valley Overlook ©
White River Valley Overlook

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day
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Falls Park and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls trip planner .

You can drive from Wall to Sioux Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Wall to Sioux Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Wall in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Sioux Falls, with highs around 44°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

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

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