8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  4​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
Keystone
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​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 20th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History and then walk around Falls Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Escapades Escape Rooms, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Butterfly House & Aquarium, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, and finally hike along SculptureWalk Sioux Falls.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls trip itinerary maker tool .

Minneapolis to Sioux Falls is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sioux Falls can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Wall.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Trails
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Falls Park ©
Falls Park
Butterfly House & Aquarium ©
Butterfly House & Aquarium

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, cruise along Loop Road, then explore the striking landscape of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, and finally browse the different shops at Wall Drug.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Wall online trip planner .

Drive from Sioux Falls to Wall in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Sioux Falls in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wall: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
Loop Road ©
Loop Road

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 23rd (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio, stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Adams House, then explore and take pictures at Broken Boot Gold Mine, and finally take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Deadwood vacation planner .

You can drive from Wall to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Wall in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Deadwood: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Deadwood

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Rushmore Tramway Adventures and Big Thunder Gold Mine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Keystone: Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs), Custer (Wildlife Loop Road, Custer State Park, & more) and Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, take in the exciting artwork at Insideout, and cruise along Iron Mountain Road.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Keystone trip planner .

You can drive from Deadwood to Keystone in 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Keystone. Traveling from Deadwood in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Keystone, with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Custer, Insideout, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Crazy Horse Memorial
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

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