9 days in South Dakota Itinerary

9 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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9 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Custer
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Wall
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Minneapolis

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.
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute and Native American Educational and Cultural Center will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Horseback Riding Tours and The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Custer: Hill City (Insideout & Granite Sports). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harney Peak, contemplate the long history of Peter Norbeck Visitors Center, and explore the activities along Legion Lake.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Custer day trip site .

Minneapolis to Custer is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; 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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in June; daily highs in Custer reach 73°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hill City, Native American Educational and Cultural Center, The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, Black Elk Peak
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The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Tatanka: Story of the Bison, appreciate the history behind Center of the Nation Monument, take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, then examine the collection at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, and finally don't miss a visit to Mt Roosevelt Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Days of '76 Museum, get all the information you need at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, take an in-depth tour of Black Hills Mining Museum, then admire all the interesting features of Broken Boot Gold Mine, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Deadwood trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Custer to Deadwood by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lead, D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, Center of the Nation Monument
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Tatanka: Story of the Bison ©
Tatanka: Story of the Bison
Black Hills Mining Museum ©
Black Hills Mining Museum

2
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of Prairie Homestead, and then hike along Door Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, brush up on your military savvy at Delta-09 Missile Silo, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, then hike along Notch Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at White River Valley Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Wall online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Deadwood to Wall in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Wall due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Deadwood in June, you will find days in Wall are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Philip
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Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Delta-09 Missile Silo ©
Delta-09 Missile Silo

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. On the 29th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Old Courthouse Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at Escapades Escape Rooms, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Butterfly House & Aquarium, and finally make a trip to Michelangelo's David replica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): get curious at Washington Pavilion, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, and then get a new perspective on nature at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls online trip maker .

Drive from Wall to Sioux Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wall to Sioux Falls due to the time zone difference. June in Sioux Falls sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Old Courthouse Museum ©
Old Courthouse Museum
Washington Pavilion ©
Washington Pavilion

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