60 days in South Dakota Itinerary

60 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Sioux Falls
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Mitchell
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Wall
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Rapid City
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Custer
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Deadwood
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Sioux Falls

— 10 nights
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Change things up with these side-trips from Sioux Falls: Brookings (McCrory Gardens & Children's Museum of South Dakota), Devil's Gulch (in Garretson) and Blue Mounds State Park (in Luverne). And it doesn't end there: walk around Falls Park, learn more about the world around you at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, shop like a local with Redlin Art Center, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Butterfly House & Aquarium.

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Redfield to Sioux Falls is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mitchell.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mitchell

— 10 nights
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Mitchell side-trips: De Smet (Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes, Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie, &more), Dimock Dairy (in Dimock) and Chamberlain (South Dakota Hall of Fame, Dignity, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Corn Palace, get engrossed in the history at Dakota Discovery Museum, examine the collection at South Dakota Tractor Museum, and get all the information you need at Historic 1914 C&NW RR Depot Museum & Visitor Center.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Mitchell trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Mitchell takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Mitchell are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wall.

Things to do in Mitchell

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wall

— 10 nights
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Oglala Lakota College Historical Center (in Kyle), Murdo (Pioneer Auto Museum & South Dakota's Original 1880 Town) and Badlands National Park (Notch Trail, Door Trail, &more). Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Loop Road, explore the striking landscape of White River Valley Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and stroll through Castle Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Wall online travel route planner.

Drive from Mitchell to Wall in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mitchell to Wall. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mitchell in June since evenings lows in Wall dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Rapid City.

Things to do in Wall

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Rapid City

— 10 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Motion Unlimited Museum as well as Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns. Get out of town with these interesting Rapid City side-trips: Pactola Lake (in Silver City) and Rush Mountain Adventure Park (in Keystone). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 10th (Sat) at WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, get in on the family fun at Rushmore Tramway Adventures, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rapid City online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wall to Rapid City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Wall in July: highs in Rapid City hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Rapid City

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer

— 10 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Get out of town with these interesting Custer side-trips: Presidential Trail (in Keystone), Hot Springs (Cascade Falls and Swimming Hole, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, &more) and Wind Cave National Park (Elk Mountain Nature Trail & Wind Cave National Park). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jewel Cave National Monument.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Custer route site.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Custer takes an hour. Traveling from Rapid City in July, expect Custer to be a bit cooler, temps between 80°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Deadwood

— 9 nights
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Change things up with these side-trips from Deadwood: Devils Tower (Tower Trail, Devils Tower National Monument, &more), Devil Bathtub South Dakota (in Spearfish) and Roughlock Falls State Nature Area (in Lead). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Adams House, get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadwood Trailhead George S. Mickelson Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Deadwood route website.

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, daytime highs in Deadwood are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.