8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Milwaukee
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Custer
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Wall
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Sioux Falls
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  6​h
End: Milwaukee

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 8th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Bicycle Sculpture and then get a new perspective on nature at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Custer online trip itinerary planner .

Milwaukee to Custer is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Milwaukee in June, Custer is slightly colder at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wind Cave National Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Bicycle Sculpture, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Mount Moriah Cemetery
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Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 11th (Tue), browse the different shops at Wall Drug, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, then take a memorable drive along Loop Road, and finally explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Wall trip planner .

Traveling by car from Custer to Wall takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Custer in June: high temperatures in Wall hover around 83°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

3
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Appreciate the collections at Corn Palace and National Music Museum. Kids will appreciate attractions like Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie and Stockyards Ag Experience. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sioux Falls: De Smet (De Smet Cemetery & Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, stroll around Falls Park, and contemplate the long history of Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve.

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

Traveling by car from Wall to Sioux Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Sioux Falls are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

De Smet, Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, National Music Museum, Corn Palace
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Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial ©
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

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