6 days in South Dakota Itinerary

6 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Sioux Falls
— Few hours
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
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Deadwood
— 1 night
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Keystone
— 3 nights

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. On the 1st (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls trip planner.

Los Angeles to Sioux Falls is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Sioux Falls, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect Sioux Falls to be colder, temps between 62°F and 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Historic Sites
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St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): browse the different shops at Wall Drug, take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, then admire all the interesting features of Loop Road, and finally explore the striking landscape at Panorama Point Overlook.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Badlands National Park route builder app.

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Badlands National Park are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug

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Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, then try your luck at Cadillac Jack's Gaming Resort, then stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Deadwood trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Deadwood in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Badlands National Park to Deadwood. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in October: highs in Deadwood hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Keystone.

Things to do in Deadwood

Casinos · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Jack's Gaming Resort ©
Cadillac Jack's Gaming Resort
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Scott Jacobs Studio ©
Scott Jacobs Studio

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nights
Keystone

Keystone ©

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Explore Keystone's surroundings by going to Chapel in the Hills (in Rapid City), Custer (Wildlife Loop Road, Custer State Park, &more) and Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery, and stop by Christmas Village Store.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Keystone trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Keystone takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Keystone can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City
Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills

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