9 days in South Dakota Itinerary

9 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Keystone
— 3 nights
2
Deadwood
— 2 nights
3
Wall
— 2 nights
4
Sioux Falls
— 1 night

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Elk Mountain Nature Trail (in Wind Cave National Park), Custer (Black Hills National Forest, Sylvan Lake, &more) and Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, stop by Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium, explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road, and learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Keystone journey maker site.

Joplin to Keystone is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Joplin to Keystone. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Joplin in September: high temperatures in Keystone hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Elk Mountain Nature Trail, The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, Crazy Horse Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse 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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Adams House, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, thentake an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, thenappreciate the history behind Tatanka: Story of the Bison, thentake a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and finally don't miss a visit to Mt Roosevelt Monument.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Deadwood online day trip planner.

You can drive from Keystone to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In September in Deadwood, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Historic Old Town
Historic Old Town

2
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Conata Basin Overlook, thenexplore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, thencruise along Loop Road, and finally trek along Castle Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): hike along Door Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Delta-09 Missile Silo, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, and finally browse the different shops at Wall Drug.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Wall online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Deadwood to Wall in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Wall due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Deadwood in September, you will find days in Wall are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral and then walk around Falls Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Wall to Sioux Falls by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Wall in September, plan for little chillier days in Sioux Falls, with highs around °F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Falls Park ©
Falls Park

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