9 days in South Dakota Itinerary

9 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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9 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Iowa City
Drive:  6​h
1
Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Wall
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Custer
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
End: Iowa City

2
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Veterans' Memorial Park. On the 15th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Devil's Gulch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Veterans' Memorial Park, and then learn more about the world around you at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Sioux Falls vacation planner .

Iowa City to Sioux Falls is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. June in Sioux Falls sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Wall.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Devil's Gulch
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Devil's Gulch ©
Devil's Gulch
Veterans' Memorial Park ©
Veterans' Memorial Park

2
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 16th (Sun), cruise along Loop Road, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, then learn about all things military at Delta-09 Missile Silo, then take in the dramatic natural features at White River Valley Overlook, and finally browse the different shops at Wall Drug. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

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Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Wall takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sioux Falls to Wall is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Wall

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Badlands National Park
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Delta-09 Missile Silo ©
Delta-09 Missile Silo

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 18th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio, then get outside with Devil Bathtub South Dakota, then immerse yourself in nature at Roughlock Falls Nature Area, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Spearfish Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, view the masterpieces at Termesphere Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Adams House, and finally stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Deadwood journey builder site .

Drive from Wall to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Wall to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wall in June, expect nights in Deadwood to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Spearfish, Savoy
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Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum
Adams House ©
Adams House

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Harney Peak, explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Legion Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, explore the striking landscape of Black Hills, then take in the exciting artwork at Insideout, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Native American Educational and Cultural Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Custer trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Deadwood to Custer in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Custer are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Custer

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hill City, South Dakota, Native American Educational and Cultural Center
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Black Elk Peak ©
Black Elk Peak
Black Hills ©
Black Hills
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute

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