8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  5​h
1
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Wall
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Custer
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral and then test your problem-solving skills at Escapades Escape Rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along SculptureWalk Sioux Falls, then walk around Falls Park, and then stroll through Sioux Falls Bike Trails.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sioux Falls trip itinerary planner.

Minneapolis to Sioux Falls is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Sioux Falls can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Escapades Escape Rooms ©
Escapades Escape Rooms
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, get engrossed in the history at Delta-09 Missile Silo, then take a memorable drive along Loop Road, then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and finally don't miss a visit to Wall Drug.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Wall trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Sioux Falls to Wall in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Sioux Falls in September, plan for little chillier nights in Wall, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Adams House, then admire all the interesting features of Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Deadwood trip maker site .

You can drive from Wall to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Wall in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Deadwood: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
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Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway ©
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
Adams House ©
Adams House

4
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Insideout (in Hill City), Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs) and Wind Cave National Park (in Wind Cave National Park). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road, get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area, and admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Custer holiday builder site .

Drive from Deadwood to Custer in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Custer can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Keystone, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Insideout, Wind Cave National Park
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial

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