6 days in South Dakota Itinerary

6 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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6 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Custer
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Wall
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Sioux Falls
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
End: Kansas City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Custer itinerary planner .

Kansas City to Custer is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kansas City in July; daily highs in Custer reach 80°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Horseback Riding Tours
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute

1
night
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 19th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, see the interesting displays at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, then see the interesting displays at Tatanka: Story of the Bison, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, and finally view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Deadwood online route planner .

Traveling by car from Custer to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Custer to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Deadwood can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery
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Tatanka: Story of the Bison ©
Tatanka: Story of the Bison

2
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, take a memorable drive along Loop Road, then look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellow Mounds Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Notch Trail, then trek along Door Trail, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Prairie Homestead.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Wall trip builder app .

Getting from Deadwood to Wall by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Deadwood to Wall, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Deadwood in July: highs in Wall hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Sioux Falls.

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
Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town

1
day
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, and then trek along Sioux Falls Bike Trails.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Sioux Falls tour itinerary planning app .

Getting from Wall to Sioux Falls by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Wall in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sioux Falls: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Trails Outdoors
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St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

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