8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Dakota trip itinerary maker

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Sioux Falls
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Keystone
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Wall
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
End: Sioux Falls

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Rushmore Tramway Adventures and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Get out of town with these interesting Keystone side-trips: Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Sylvan Lake, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, putt your heart out at Holy Terror Mini Golf, admire all the interesting features of Big Thunder Gold Mine, and examine the collection at National Presidential Wax Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Keystone trip planner.

Sioux Falls to Keystone is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux Falls to Keystone due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sioux Falls in June; daily highs in Keystone reach 73°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Insideout, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine

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 22nd (Sat): shop like a local with Scott Jacobs Studio, contemplate the long history of Adams House, admire all the interesting features of Broken Boot Gold Mine, then cruise along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and finally get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Deadwood trip planner .

Traveling by car from Keystone to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Keystone to Deadwood is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Scenic Drive Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Spearfish
Highlights from your plan
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway ©
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
Broken Boot Gold Mine ©
Broken Boot Gold Mine

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 23rd (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug, then take some stellar pictures from Yellow Mounds Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and finally take a memorable drive along Loop Road.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Wall tour planner .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Deadwood to Wall is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Deadwood, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wall, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Wall

Scenic Drive Parks Nature

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. On the 24th (Mon), learn more about the world around you at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Butterfly House & Aquarium, and then make a trip to Michelangelo's David replica.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sioux Falls road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Wall to Sioux Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. June in Sioux Falls sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan

Similar Plans

39 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 12 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 36 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, outdoors, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans