8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Dakota trip planner

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Custer
— 3 nights
2
Deadwood
— 2 nights
3
Wall
— 2 nights

3
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Prairie Berry Winery. Kids will enjoy Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Custer State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Keystone (Presidential Trail & National Presidential Wax Museum). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest, view the masterpieces at Art Expressions, and admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Custer trip app.

Chicago to Custer is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect Custer to be a bit cooler, temps between 77°F and 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, Prairie Berry Winery, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 5th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Spearfish Falls, admire all the interesting features of Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, then get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, and finally view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, browse the exhibits of Adams House, then get curious at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Deadwood itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Custer to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Custer to Deadwood. August in Deadwood sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Spearfish, Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, Spearfish Falls
Highlights from your plan
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery ©
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum

2
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, get engrossed in the history at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, brush up on your military savvy at Delta-09 Missile Silo, then cruise along Loop Road, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Wall road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Wall takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Deadwood in August, expect nights in Wall to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wall

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

Similar plans

10 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 11 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: May, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Devils Tower, South Dakota & Casper BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Southern Nevada, Wyoming & South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, outdoors, popular sights Preferences: July, kids, outdoors Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 7 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in Midwest & The Islands of Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, outdoors, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, teens, outdoors, beaches, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 6 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans