7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  3​h 45​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 45​min
4
De Smet
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  4​h
End: Minneapolis

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.
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Insideout are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Black Hills National Forest and Custer State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Keystone: Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel & Wildlife Loop Road). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Hills, admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road, and learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Keystone trip maker .

New York City to Keystone is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Keystone due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in August, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Keystone: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Hill City, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Black Hills
Highlights from your plan
Black Hills ©
Black Hills
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

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): pause for some photo ops at Mt Roosevelt Monument, take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, take an in-depth tour of Adams House, then stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Scott Jacobs Studio.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Deadwood vacation planning website .

You can drive from Keystone to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Keystone to Deadwood is 1 hour. In August in Deadwood, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Adams House ©
Adams House
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 22nd (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, admire all the interesting features of Loop Road, then explore the striking landscape of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, and finally browse the different shops at Wall Drug.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Wall trip itinerary 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. When traveling from Deadwood in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Wall, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to De Smet.

Things to do in Wall

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

1
day
De Smet

De Smet ©
De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. On the 23rd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of De Smet Depot Museum, don't miss a visit to Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial, then steep yourself in history at Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at De Smet Cemetery.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our De Smet itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Wall to De Smet takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Wall in August, you will find days in De Smet are little chillier (82°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in De Smet

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial ©
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial
De Smet Cemetery ©
De Smet Cemetery

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