9 days in South Dakota Itinerary

9 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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9 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Lubbock
Fly:  6​h
1
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Wall
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Keystone
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Lubbock

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. On the 14th (Sun), hike along SculptureWalk Sioux Falls.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sioux Falls day trip website .

Lubbock to Sioux Falls is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lubbock in July; daily highs in Sioux Falls reach 83°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Wall.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
SculptureWalk Sioux Falls ©
SculptureWalk Sioux Falls

2
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 16th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, brush up on your military savvy at Delta-09 Missile Silo, then cruise along Loop Road, then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Wall road trip website .

Drive from Sioux Falls to Wall in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Sioux Falls in July, you will find days in Wall are a bit warmer (91°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Badlands National Park
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park

1
night
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 18th (Thu), shop like a local with Scott Jacobs Studio, stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Adams House, 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 see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Deadwood trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Wall to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Wall in July, you will find days in Deadwood are little chillier (83°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Deadwood

Scenic Drive Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Spearfish
Highlights from your plan
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Adams House ©
Adams House

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Keystone side-trips: Custer (Wildlife Loop Road, Custer State Park, & more), Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs) and Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area, learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery, and view the masterpieces at Insideout.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Keystone road trip app .

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Keystone takes 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Keystone due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Deadwood in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Keystone, with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Custer, Hill City, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial

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