7 days in South Dakota & Devils Tower Itinerary

7 days in South Dakota & Devils Tower Itinerary

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7 days in South Dakota & Devils Tower Itinerary

Start: Menomonee Falls
Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
De Smet
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
3
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Custer
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Menomonee Falls

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Porter Sculpture Park as well as Corn Palace.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sioux Falls trip itinerary planning app .

Menomonee Falls to Sioux Falls is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. In June in Sioux Falls, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to De Smet.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Museums

Side Trips

Corn Palace, Porter Sculpture Park
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Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace
Porter Sculpture Park ©
Porter Sculpture Park

few
hours
De Smet

De Smet ©
De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. You've now added Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read De Smet road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to De Smet takes 2 hours. June in De Smet sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in De Smet

Historic Sites
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1
night
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.
You've added Wall Drug, South Dakota's Original 1880 Town, Notch Trail, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the long history of South Dakota's Original 1880 Town.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Badlands National Park online travel route planner .

Drive from De Smet to Badlands National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

South Dakota's Original 1880 Town, Wall Drug
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Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
South Dakota's Original 1880 Town ©
South Dakota's Original 1880 Town
Bigfoot Pass Overlook ©
Bigfoot Pass Overlook

1
night
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
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 Dinosaur Park as well as Devil Bathtub South Dakota.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rapid City trip tool .

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Rapid City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in June: highs in Rapid City hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 57°F. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Rapid City

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Devil Bathtub South Dakota
Highlights from your plan
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Dinosaur Park ©
Dinosaur Park

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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.
For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Devils Tower trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Rapid City to Devils Tower in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Rapid City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Devils Tower, with lows of 52°F. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Custer.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Parks Nature
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Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument

2
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
You've added The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Wildlife Loop Road, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then take in the awesome beauty at Harney Peak. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road, then pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then trot along with The Stables at Palmer Gulch.

To find out how to plan a trip to Custer, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Devils Tower to Custer in 2 hours. June in Custer sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

South Dakota, The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, The Stables at Palmer Gulch, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Harney Peak ©
Harney Peak
The Stables at Palmer Gulch ©
The Stables at Palmer Gulch
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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