8 days in Austin, South Dakota & Devils Tower Itinerary

8 days in Austin, South Dakota & Devils Tower Itinerary

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Austin
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Keystone
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Devils Tower
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Sioux Falls
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Austin

— 1 night
Austin is a city in Mower County, Minnesota, United States. Take the guesswork out of planning a Austin vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Appleton to Austin is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In June, daytime highs in Austin are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Austin

Nature · Parks

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Keystone

— 4 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail and Keystone Historical Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Custer State Park. Step out of Keystone with an excursion to Legion Lake in Custer--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Grace Coolidge Creek, hike along Presidential Trail, get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, and take an in-depth tour of South Dakota State Railroad Museum.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Keystone trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Austin to Keystone. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Keystone is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Keystone when traveling from Austin in June, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Devils Tower

— 2 nights
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stop by Devils Tower Trading Post, then appreciate the history behind Wind Circles, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument, and finally go for a walk through Tower Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at West Texas Trail Museum, see the interesting displays at Hulett Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Rogue's Gallery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Devils Tower travel route planner.

Getting from Keystone to Devils Tower by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June, daily temperatures in Devils Tower can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sioux Falls online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Devils Tower to Sioux Falls takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Devils Tower to Sioux Falls is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Devils Tower in June since evenings lows in Sioux Falls dip to 58°F. You will leave for home on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Museums · Nature · Fun & Games

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.