8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Custer
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 16th (Sat), explore the galleries of Adams House, see the interesting displays at Tatanka: Story of the Bison, engage your brain at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, then take an in-depth tour of Days of '76 Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, then take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, and then appreciate the views at Roughlock Falls State Nature Area.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Deadwood trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Deadwood is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Deadwood. When traveling from Tel Aviv in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Deadwood, with highs around 19°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lead, Spearfish, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame
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Adams House ©
Adams House
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area ©
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area

2
nights
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, tour the pleasant surroundings at Door Trail, and then trek along Notch Trail. On your second day here, learn about all things military at Delta-09 Missile Silo, steep yourself in history at Prairie Homestead, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, then stop by Wall Drug, and finally stroll through Yellow Mounds Overlook.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Badlands National Park tour itinerary builder app .

Drive from Deadwood to Badlands National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; 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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Deadwood in May: highs in Badlands National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Wall, Prairie Homestead
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Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Wind Cave National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then get in on the family fun at Rush Mountain Adventure Park, and then stop by Insideout.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Custer road trip website .

Getting from Badlands National Park to Custer by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in May: high temperatures in Custer hover around 17°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Keystone, Hill City, Wind Cave National Park
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Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute
Rush Mountain Adventure Park ©
Rush Mountain Adventure Park

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