9 days in South Dakota Itinerary

9 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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9 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Appleton
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Wall
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Custer
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Appleton

2
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Loop Road. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, then take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at White River Valley Overlook, and finally hike along Notch Trail.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Wall holiday planner .

Appleton to Wall is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Appleton to Wall. Traveling from Appleton in June, you will find days in Wall are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

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
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 17th (Mon), engage your brain at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Roughlock Falls State Nature Area, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and finally take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Tatanka: Story of the Bison, see the interesting displays at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, then take an in-depth tour of Days of '76 Museum, then explore and take pictures at Broken Boot Gold Mine, and finally view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Deadwood trip planner .

You can drive from Wall to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wall to Deadwood 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 little chillier, around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Spearfish, Lead, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame
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4
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Horseback Riding Tours and Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail. Family-friendly places like The Museum @ Black Hills Institute and Cascade Falls and Swimming Hole will thrill your kids. Step out of Custer with an excursion to Mammoth Site of Hot Springs in Hot Springs--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Legion Lake, get advice or help at Peter Norbeck Visitors Center, and take in the awesome beauty at Harney Peak.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Custer tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Deadwood to Custer in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Custer can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hot Springs, Black Elk Peak, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, The Museum @ Black Hills Institute
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Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Horseback Riding Tours
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute

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