7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Keystone
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Wall
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Get out of town with these interesting Keystone side-trips: Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs), Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse) and Custer (Sylvan Lake, Needles Eye Tunnel, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area, view the masterpieces at Insideout, and cruise along Iron Mountain Road.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Keystone trip planner .

Los Angeles to Keystone is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Keystone due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Keystone reach 77°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Custer, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Insideout, Crazy Horse Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road

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 21st (Wed): view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio, cruise along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, then get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, then steep yourself in history at Adams House, and finally stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Deadwood trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Keystone to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Deadwood are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Adams House ©
Adams House
Scott Jacobs Studio ©
Scott Jacobs Studio

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 22nd (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug, then cruise along Loop Road, then take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Wall online trip planner .

You can drive from Deadwood to Wall in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Wall. Traveling from Deadwood in August, you will find days in Wall are a bit warmer (87°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Wall

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Butterfly House & Aquarium, get your game on at Escapades Escape Rooms, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, and finally stroll around Falls Park.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls itinerary planner.

Drive from Wall to Sioux Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Wall to Sioux Falls is 1 hour. While traveling from Wall, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sioux Falls, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Butterfly House & Aquarium ©
Butterfly House & Aquarium

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