8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Wall
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Keystone
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Deadwood
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): savor the flavors at Cherry Creek Grill.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sioux Falls online travel planner .

Washington DC to Sioux Falls is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Sioux Falls due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: high temperatures in Sioux Falls hover around 80°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Old Courthouse Museum ©
Old Courthouse Museum

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 5th (Wed), buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug, explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and then cruise along Loop Road.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Wall trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Wall takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Sioux Falls to Wall, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Wall can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Wall

Scenic Drive Nature Parks

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

4
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Keystone: Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse), Custer (Custer State Park, Wildlife Loop Road, & more) and Rapid City (Downtown Rapid City & Firehouse Wine Cellars). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, admire all the interesting features of Big Thunder Gold Mine, and meet the residents at Reptile Gardens.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Keystone online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Wall to Keystone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Wall in June; daily highs in Keystone reach 73°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Custer, Rapid City, Crazy Horse Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

1
night
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Adams House, then stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, and then learn about winemaking at Belle Joli Winery Tasting Room.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Deadwood trip planner.

Traveling by car from Keystone to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Keystone to Deadwood due to the time zone difference. In June in Deadwood, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Adams House ©
Adams House
Belle Joli Winery Tasting Room ©
Belle Joli Winery Tasting Room

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