6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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6 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
1
Custer
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stop by Insideout.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Custer road trip planning site .

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 changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: highs in Custer hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Custer

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Insideout
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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

1
night
Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument, then take in the pleasant sights at Tower Trail, and then see the interesting displays at Hulett Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Devils Tower online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Custer to Devils Tower in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Devils Tower can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Hulett Museum
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Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument

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 27th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, then steep yourself in history at Adams House, and finally stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Deadwood trip planner .

You can drive from Devils Tower to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Devils Tower to Deadwood is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Deadwood are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rapid City.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites Museums
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Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Adams House ©
Adams House
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum

2
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, view the masterpieces at Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel in the Hills and then brush up on your military savvy at South Dakota Air and Space Museum.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rapid City trip planner .

You can drive from Deadwood to Rapid City in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Shopping Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Wall Drug
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
South Dakota Air and Space Museum ©
South Dakota Air and Space Museum

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