8 days in South Dakota & Jamestown Itinerary

8 days in South Dakota & Jamestown Itinerary

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8 days in South Dakota & Jamestown Itinerary

Start: Shakopee
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Murdo
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
3
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Wall
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Jamestown
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: Shakopee

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls trip planner .

Shakopee to Sioux Falls is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. June in Sioux Falls sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 58°F at night. You'll set off for Murdo on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Museums Outdoors

few
hours
Murdo

Murdo
Murdo is a city in Jones County, South Dakota, United States. To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Murdo trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Mitchell to Murdo in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Murdo can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. You will leave for Wall on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Murdo

Parks Museums Nature

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
You've now added Red Garter Saloon to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and then check out local comedy talent at Red Garter Saloon.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Keystone trip planner .

You can drive from Murdo to Keystone in 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Murdo to Keystone due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Murdo in June, expect Keystone to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 48°F. You'll set off for Rapid City on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Keystone

Nightlife Fun & Games Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Red Garter Saloon ©
Red Garter Saloon

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 Cosmos Mystery Area as well as Lost Cabin Beer Co.. On the 23rd (Sun), have some family-friendly fun at Cosmos Mystery Area and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lost Cabin Beer Co..

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rapid City trip planner.

Rapid City is just a short distance from Keystone. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Keystone in June since evenings lows in Rapid City dip to 57°F. You'll set off for Deadwood on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Rapid City

Breweries & Distilleries Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Lost Cabin Beer Co. ©
Lost Cabin Beer Co.
Cosmos Mystery Area ©
Cosmos Mystery Area

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 24th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Deadwood road trip website .

Getting from Rapid City to Deadwood by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rapid City in June since evenings lows in Deadwood dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates ©

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hours
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 26th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at White River Valley Overlook, and then explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Wall vacation planning tool .

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. Traveling from Deadwood to Wall, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. 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 by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Wall

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
White River Valley Overlook ©
White River Valley Overlook

2
nights
Jamestown

Jamestown
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jamestown day trip planning site .

Drive from Wall to Jamestown in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Wall, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Jamestown, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 55°F. On the 28th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums Historic Sites

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