60 days in South Dakota Itinerary

60 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Custer
— 12 nights
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Deadwood
— 12 nights
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Wall
— 12 nights
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Mitchell
— 11 nights
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Sioux Falls
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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Explore hidden gems such as The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary and Horseback Riding Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Custer: Hot Springs (Angostura Recreation Area & Pioneer Museum), Keystone (Presidential Trail & National Presidential Wax Museum) and Elk Mountain Nature Trail (in Wind Cave National Park). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of South Dakota State Railroad Museum, hike along Little Devil's Tower Trail, explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road, and contemplate the waterfront views at Legion Lake.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Custer holiday planner.

Springfield to Custer is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Springfield in September, things will get a bit cooler in Custer: highs are around 71°F and lows about 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Black Hills ©
Black Hills
The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary ©
The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

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Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Head to Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center and Termesphere Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Roughlock Falls State Nature Area and Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center. Explore Deadwood's surroundings by going to Roughlock Falls Nature Area (in Savoy), Spearfish (McNenny State Fish Hatchery & Devil Bathtub South Dakota) and Belle Fourche (Tri-State Museum & Center of the Nation Monument). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at High Plains Western Heritage Center Museum, appreciate the history behind Tatanka: Story of the Bison, examine the collection at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, and stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Deadwood trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Custer to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Custer to Deadwood is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Deadwood can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Tatanka: Story of the Bison ©
Tatanka: Story of the Bison
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum
Adams House ©
Adams House

12
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Wall

Wall
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Minuteman Missile National Historic Site and Cultural Heritage Center. Pioneer Auto Museum and South Dakota State Historical Society Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Badlands National Park (Notch Trail, Prairie Wind Overlook, &more), Pierre (State Capitol & South Dakota Discovery Center) and South Dakota's Original 1880 Town (in Murdo). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, take a memorable drive along Loop Road, browse the different shops at Wall Drug, and contemplate the long history of Prairie Homestead.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Wall trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Wall takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Deadwood in October, expect nights in Wall to be about the same, around 36°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mitchell.

Things to do in Wall

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Notch Trail
Notch Trail
Cultural Heritage Center ©
Cultural Heritage Center
Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead

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Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie and Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Mitchell Campground and Allen's Hillside Guide Service - Day Adventures. Get out of town with these interesting Mitchell side-trips: De Smet (De Smet Cemetery & De Smet Depot Museum), Chamberlain (Dignity, Akta Lakota Museum, &more) and Dimock Dairy (in Dimock). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, brush up on your military savvy at George and Eleanor McGovern Library, make a trip to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle, and take an in-depth tour of Dakota Discovery Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mitchell online route maker.

Getting from Wall to Mitchell by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Wall to Mitchell, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Mitchell sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 40°F at night. On the 4th (Wed), you're off to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Mitchell

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie ©
Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie
Akta Lakota Museum ©
Akta Lakota Museum
Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes ©
Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Do some cultural sightseeing at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History and Redlin Art Center. Head to Terry Redlin Museum and South Dakota Art Museumfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sioux Falls: Devil's Gulch (in Garretson), Vermillion (Spirit Mound & National Music Museum) and Brookings (Wooden Legs Brewing Company, Children's Museum of South Dakota, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Washington Pavilion, admire the majestic nature at Palisades State Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, and hike along SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sioux Falls trip builder.

Getting from Mitchell to Sioux Falls by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Sioux Falls can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. You will leave for home on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Old Courthouse Museum ©
Old Courthouse Museum
Redlin Art Center ©
Redlin Art Center
National Music Museum ©
National Music Museum

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