7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Dakota tour planner

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Wall
— 2 nights
Drive
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Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive
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Keystone
— 1 night
Drive
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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive

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Wall

— 2 nights
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 20th (Sat), stop by Wall Drug, take an in-depth tour of Delta-09 Missile Silo, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, explore the striking landscape at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Burns Basin Overlook, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Homestead Overlook. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Panorama Point Overlook, then take a memorable drive along Loop Road, and finally explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Wall driving holiday planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Wall. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Wall

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Deadwood

— 2 nights
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 22nd (Mon), examine the collection at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, stroll the grounds of Black Hill National Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio, and finally learn about winemaking at Belle Joli Winery Tasting Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Termesphere Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, then browse the exhibits of Adams House, and finally stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Deadwood online tour planner.

Getting from Wall to Deadwood by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Wall to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Wall in August: highs in Deadwood hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Keystone.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Keystone

— 1 night

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 24th (Wed): look for gifts at The Farmer's Daughter, do a tasting at Twisted Pine Winery, then get engrossed in the history at South Dakota State Railroad Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally see the world from above with Black Hills Helicopters.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Keystone trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Deadwood to Keystone by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Deadwood in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Keystone, with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Keystone

Museums · Wineries · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Sioux Falls

— 1 night
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, then have fun and explore at Stockyards Ag Experience, and then stroll through The Blood Run Nature Area. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with The Outdoor Campus, then examine the collection at Sioux Empire Medical Museum, and then trek along SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sioux Falls driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Keystone to Sioux Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Keystone to Sioux Falls. Traveling from Keystone in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 60°F in Sioux Falls. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.