8 days in Pipestone & South Dakota Itinerary

8 days in Pipestone & South Dakota Itinerary

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8 days in Pipestone & South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Pipestone
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
2
Wall
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Deadwood
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Custer
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Mitchell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Minneapolis

1
day
Pipestone

Pipestone ©
Pipestone is a city in Pipestone County, Minnesota, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Winnewissa Falls as well as Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers. On the 20th (Mon), stop by Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers, take in the dramatic scenery at Winnewissa Falls, and then contemplate the long history of Pipestone National Monument.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pipestone road trip tool .

Minneapolis to Pipestone is an approximately 4-hour car ride. May in Pipestone sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wall.

Things to do in Pipestone

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Winnewissa Falls ©
Winnewissa Falls
Pipestone National Monument ©
Pipestone National Monument

2
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Badlands National Park, Loop Road and Roberts Prairie Dog Town. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, admire all the interesting features of Loop Road, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park, then join in the after-dark buzz at Murphy's Pub & Grill, and finally don't miss a visit to Dinosaur Park.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Wall holiday planner .

You can drive from Pipestone to Wall in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pipestone to Wall due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Pipestone in May since evenings lows in Wall dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trips

Rapid City, Badlands National Park, Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Dinosaur Park ©
Dinosaur Park

1
day
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mind Blown Studio, Historic Old Town and Mt Roosevelt Monument. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): appreciate the history behind Mt Roosevelt Monument, stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town, and finally learn something new at Mind Blown Studio.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Deadwood road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Wall to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Wall to Deadwood is 1 hour. While traveling from Wall, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Deadwood, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Mind Blown Studio ©
Mind Blown Studio

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Custer County Candy Company, Breezy Point Picnic Area and Black Hills National Forest. On the 23rd (Thu), delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest, have some family-friendly fun at Cosmos Mystery Area, explore and take pictures at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area, and finally explore the activities along Sylvan Lake. On the next day, stop by Custer County Candy Company, then explore and take pictures at Wildlife Loop Road, then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Custer online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Custer takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Deadwood to Custer, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Deadwood in May, Custer is a bit cooler at night with lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Keystone, Cosmos Mystery Area, Crazy Horse Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial

1
night
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bear Country USA as well as Reptile Gardens.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rapid City trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Custer to Rapid City takes an hour. In May, Rapid City is a bit warmer than Custer - with highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mitchell.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens

1
night
Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. On the 25th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Lake Mitchell Campground.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mitchell trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Rapid City to Mitchell in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rapid City to Mitchell is 1 hour. While traveling from Rapid City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mitchell, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Mitchell

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mitchell Campground ©
Lake Mitchell Campground
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Michelangelo's David replica as well as The Blood Run Nature Area.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Mitchell to Sioux Falls in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Sioux Falls are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. On the 27th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Wildlife Trails
Highlights from your plan
SculptureWalk Sioux Falls ©
SculptureWalk Sioux Falls

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