9 days in South Dakota Itinerary

9 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Custer
— 2 nights
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Deadwood
— 2 nights
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Wall
— 3 nights
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Sioux Falls
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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary and Black Hills Aerial Adventures. Step out of Custer to go to Hot Springs and see Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, and view the masterpieces at Insideout.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Custer trip simple and quick.

Lexington to Custer is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Lexington to Custer due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lexington in September; daily highs in Custer reach 71°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hill City, Hot Springs, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary ©
The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): engage your brain at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, explore the galleries of Adams House, then stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, then examine the collection at Tatanka: Story of the Bison, and finally admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, then take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, and then pause for some photo ops at Center of the Nation Monument.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Deadwood trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Custer to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Custer to Deadwood. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Spearfish, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, Center of the Nation Monument
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Tatanka: Story of the Bison ©
Tatanka: Story of the Bison
Adams House ©
Adams House
D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery ©
D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery

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Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Big Badlands Overlook and Pinnacles Overlook. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wall: Badlands National Park (Door Trail & Notch Trail). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Loop Road, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sage Creek Wilderness Area, take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, and hike along Castle Trail.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Wall road trip planning site.

Getting from Deadwood to Wall by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Wall. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Deadwood in September: highs in Wall hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Wall

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Prairie Homestead
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Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral and then walk around Falls Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sioux Falls journey site.

Drive from Wall to Sioux Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wall to Sioux Falls due to the time zone difference. In October in Sioux Falls, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Historic Sites
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Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

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