7 days in Custer City & Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

7 days in Custer City & Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

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Fly to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Drive to Custer City
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Custer City
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Drive to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Fly to Rapid City Regional Airport, Drive to Badlands National Park
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Badlands National Park
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Drive
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Spearfish
— 2 nights
Drive
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Keystone
— 2 nights
Fly

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Custer City

On the 24th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Kinzua Bridge State Park and then examine the collection at Penn Brad Oil Museum.

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Atlanta to Custer City is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in August; daily highs in Custer City reach 76°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Custer City

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): make a trip to Pinnacles Overlook, stroll through Door Trail, explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, then stroll through Notch Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at White River Valley Overlook. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, then take a memorable drive along Loop Road, then hike along Castle Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Badlands National Park road trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Custer City to Badlands National Park with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Custer City in August, you will find days in Badlands National Park are a bit warmer (87°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Spearfish.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

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Spearfish

Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): engage your brain at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, steep yourself in history at Adams House, then take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, then appreciate the history behind Tatanka: Story of the Bison, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Spearfish Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then sample the tasty concoctions at Crow Peak Brewing Company, and finally contemplate the long history of Vore Buffalo Jump.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Spearfish online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Spearfish takes 2 hours. Traveling from Badlands National Park to Spearfish, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Badlands National Park in August, you will find days in Spearfish are little chillier (80°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Spearfish

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, take a memorable tour with Black Hills Helicopters, learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally look for gifts at Insideout. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Black Hills and then take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest.

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Drive from Spearfish to Keystone in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Spearfish to Keystone, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Spearfish in August since evenings lows in Keystone dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips