9 days in South Dakota Itinerary

9 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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9 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  33​h
1
Wall
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Custer
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): browse the different shops at Wall Drug.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Wall road trip app .

Los Angeles to Wall is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Wall due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in Wall hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

1
night
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, explore and take pictures at Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, contemplate the long history of Adams House, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Scott Jacobs Studio.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Deadwood trip builder website .

You can drive from Wall to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Wall in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Deadwood: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Spearfish
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Adams House ©
Adams House
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway ©
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway

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.
Appreciate the collections at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Art Expressions. Take a break from the city and head to Black Hills National Forest and Wildlife Loop Road. Get out of town with these interesting Custer side-trips: Insideout (in Hill City) and Presidential Trail (in Keystone). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Head underground at Jewel Cave National Monument, explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Custer road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Custer takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Deadwood to Custer, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Custer when traveling from Deadwood in July, with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Insideout
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

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