9 days in South Dakota Itinerary

9 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Custer
— 3 nights
2
Wall
— 3 nights
3
Sioux Falls
— 1 night

3
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Head to Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center and Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporiumfor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Sylvan Lake. When in Custer, make a side trip to see Bridal Veil Falls in Spearfish, approximately Spearfish away. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, take in the pleasant sights at Sunday Gulch Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and contemplate the waterfront views at Legion Lake.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Custer trip itinerary builder website.

Charles City to Custer is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charles City to Custer. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Custer when traveling from Charles City in July, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Wall.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Keystone, Hill City, Bridal Veil Falls, Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, Black Elk Peak
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Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Black Elk Peak ©
Black Elk Peak
Legion Lake ©
Legion Lake

3
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Loop Road and Notch Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Roberts Prairie Dog Town and Big Badlands Overlook. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wall: Badlands National Park (Door Trail & Saddle Pass Trail). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, don't miss a visit to Pinnacles Overlook, and browse the different shops at Wall Drug.

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Traveling by car from Custer to Wall takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Custer in July; daily highs in Wall reach 91°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Wall

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Prairie Homestead
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Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook

1
night
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, get your game on at Escapades Escape Rooms, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Butterfly House & Aquarium, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Palisades State Park. On your second day here, hike along SculptureWalk & The Arc of Dreams Sioux Falls, learn more about the world around you at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sioux Falls Bike Trails.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wall to Sioux Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Wall in July, expect nights in Sioux Falls to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Palisades State Park
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Palisades State Park ©
Palisades State Park
Escapades Escape Rooms ©
Escapades Escape Rooms

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