7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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7 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Bemidji
Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Custer
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Wall
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
End: Bemidji

2
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 30th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, then explore the activities along Legion Lake, and finally admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harney Peak, then take in the exciting artwork at Warrior's Work & Ben West Gallery, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see photos and tourist information, read our Custer sightseeing planning website .

Bemidji to Custer is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bemidji to Custer. July in Custer sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hill City, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Harney Peak
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Harney Peak ©
Harney Peak
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 1st (Thu), steep yourself in history at Adams House, admire all the interesting features of Broken Boot Gold Mine, then get curious at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and finally get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery.

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Getting from Custer to Deadwood by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Custer to Deadwood is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spearfish, Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
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Adams House ©
Adams House
Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center ©

2
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Delta-09 Missile Silo, get to know the fascinating history of Prairie Homestead, then explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, then trek along Notch Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, then admire all the interesting features of Loop Road, and then identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Wall trip site .

Getting from Deadwood to Wall by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Deadwood to Wall, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Deadwood in August, expect nights in Wall to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 87°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Philip
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Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook
Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, and then hike along SculptureWalk Sioux Falls.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sioux Falls day trip planning website .

Getting from Wall to Sioux Falls by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Wall to Sioux Falls is 1 hour. Traveling from Wall in August, expect nights in Sioux Falls to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are little chillier, around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Trails Outdoors
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St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
SculptureWalk Sioux Falls ©
SculptureWalk Sioux Falls

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