5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Dakota trip planner

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

Route & dates

5 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Rapid City
Drive:  30​min
1
Keystone
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
2
Custer
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
3
Crazy Horse
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Deadwood
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Rapid City

few
hours
Keystone

Keystone
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Keystone trip planner .

Rapid City to Keystone is an approximately half hour car ride. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rapid City in October: high temperatures in Keystone hover around 57°F and lows are around 34°F. You will leave for Custer on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors Parks Nature

few
hours
Custer

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 Wildlife Loop Road as well as Custer State Park. On the 7th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park and then cruise along Wildlife Loop Road.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Custer trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Keystone to Custer in an hour. In October in Custer, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Crazy Horse.

Things to do in Custer

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road

1
night
Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse ©
On the 8th (Tue), get a new perspective on nature at Native American Educational and Cultural Center, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Needles, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harney Peak.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Crazy Horse route planner.

Crazy Horse is just a stone's throw from Custer. In October, daytime highs in Crazy Horse are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Crazy Horse

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

South Dakota
Highlights from your plan
Black Elk Peak ©
Black Elk Peak
The Needles ©
The Needles

3
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Adams House, then make a trip to Deadwood Model Train, and then cruise along Iron Mountain Road. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, then don't miss a visit to Mt Roosevelt Monument, and then get impressive views of Devils Tower National Monument.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Deadwood route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Crazy Horse to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Deadwood sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 38°F at night. On the 11th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Deadwood

Parks Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trips

Iron Mountain Road, Devils Tower National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Adams House ©
Adams House
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road

Similar Plans

9 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Deadwood BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, outdoors, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Deadwood & Moab BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Deadwood BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Deadwood BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Deadwood BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Rapid City & Deadwood BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Deadwood BY A USER FROM CANADA July, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans