8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wall
— 1 night
Drive
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Mitchell
— 1 night
Drive
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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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Keystone

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Keystone: Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse) and Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Sylvan Lake, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road, hike along Presidential Trail, and view the masterpieces at Insideout.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Keystone trip website.

New York City to Keystone is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Keystone. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Keystone hover around 73°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

2
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Deadwood

Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, then get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, then steep yourself in history at Adams House, and finally stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Spearfish Falls, then take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and finally take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Deadwood day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Keystone to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. June in Deadwood sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

1
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Wall

Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 10th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Wall Drug, don't miss a visit to Pinnacles Overlook, explore and take pictures at Loop Road, then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and finally stroll through Yellow Mounds Overlook.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Wall day trip planning tool.

Drive from Deadwood to Wall in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Wall due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Deadwood in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wall: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mitchell.

Things to do in Wall

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

1
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Mitchell

Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. On the 11th (Fri), stop by Sweet Fix Candy & Pop Shop, then steep yourself in history at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, then make a trip to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle, and finally don't miss a visit to Corn Palace.

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Traveling by car from Wall to Mitchell takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wall to Mitchell due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Mitchell

Historic Sites · Shopping

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): have fun and explore at Stockyards Ag Experience and then stroll around Falls Park.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Mitchell to Sioux Falls takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.