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

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.
Visiting Black Hills National Forest and Mount Rushmore National Memorial will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Prairie Berry Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Things That Rock (in Hill City) and Presidential Trail (in Keystone). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, explore and take pictures at Wildlife Loop Road, get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area, and hike along Sunday Gulch Trail.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Custer travel site .

Minneapolis to Custer is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Custer. Traveling from Minneapolis in June, expect Custer to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Keystone, Hill City, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 19th (Wed), get answers to all your questions at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, and finally shop like a local with Scott Jacobs Studio. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Adams House, then see the interesting displays at Tatanka: Story of the Bison, then take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and finally get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery.

Make your Deadwood itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

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. In June in Deadwood, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, then explore and take pictures at Loop Road, then explore and take pictures at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, and finally make a trip to Wall Drug.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Wall trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Wall takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Deadwood to Wall is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Deadwood in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Wall, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wall

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

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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