7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + taxi:  4​h
1
Custer
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Wall
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Denver

3
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Take a break from the city and head to Black Hills National Forest and Jewel Cave National Monument. Get a sense of the local culture at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Art Expressions. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, cruise along Iron Mountain Road, and explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Custer travel planning site .

Denver to Custer is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Denver in July; daily highs in Custer reach 80°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
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Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio, take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, stroll the grounds of Black Hill National Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Adams House, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, then get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, then get curious at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, and finally take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery.

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Traveling by car from Custer to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Custer to Deadwood is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Spearfish, Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, Black Hill National Cemetery
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Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway ©
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
Adams House ©
Adams House

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 11th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, explore and take pictures at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, learn about all things military at Delta-09 Missile Silo, then explore and take pictures at Loop Road, and finally explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall.

For reviews and tourist information, read Wall trip itinerary planning app .

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. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Deadwood, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wall, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wall

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

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