7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
1
Badlands National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Omaha

3
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), explore the striking landscape at White River Valley Overlook and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bigfoot Pass Overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Badlands National Park holiday planner.

Omaha to Badlands National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Omaha in June, Badlands National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Keystone.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
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Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Loop Road ©
Loop Road

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
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 6th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harney Peak, and then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Keystone trip app .

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Keystone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Badlands National Park in June, with highs in Keystone at 73°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Custer, The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, Black Elk Peak
Highlights from your plan
Black Elk Peak ©
Black Elk Peak
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©

1
night
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 8th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio, then contemplate the long history of Adams House, then do a tasting at Belle Joli Winery Sparkling House, and finally take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Deadwood trip planner .

You can drive from Keystone to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Keystone to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Deadwood

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wineries

Side Trips

Belle Joli Winery Sparkling House, Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
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Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway ©
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
Adams House ©
Adams House
Belle Joli Winery Sparkling House ©
Belle Joli Winery Sparkling House

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. On the 9th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, learn about winemaking at Strawbale Winery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Devil's Gulch, and finally don't miss a visit to Michelangelo's David replica.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls holiday maker website .

Getting from Deadwood to Sioux Falls by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Deadwood in June, Sioux Falls is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Devil's Gulch, Strawbale Winery
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Devil's Gulch ©
Devil's Gulch
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Strawbale Winery ©
Strawbale Winery

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