10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly + taxi:  7​h
1
Custer
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Wall
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Calgary

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.
Step out of Custer with an excursion to Mammoth Site of Hot Springs in Hot Springs--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and cruise along Wildlife Loop Road.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Custer trip planning tool .

Calgary, Canada to Custer is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. June in Custer sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hill City, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Crazy Horse Memorial
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Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial

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 3rd (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Adams House, then admire all the interesting features of Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and finally get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Deadwood online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Custer to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Custer to Deadwood is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Deadwood can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Outdoors Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Spearfish
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Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Adams House ©
Adams House

3
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wall: Badlands National Park (Panorama Point Overlook & Notch Trail). Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Loop Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Prairie Homestead, and make a trip to Wall Drug.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Wall itinerary maker site .

Getting from Deadwood to Wall by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Deadwood to Wall, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Deadwood, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wall, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Philip, Badlands National Park
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park

2
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Escapades Escape Rooms, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Butterfly House & Aquarium, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, and finally stroll around Falls Park. On the next day, trek along SculptureWalk Sioux Falls and then examine the collection at Sioux Empire Medical Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sioux Falls trip planner .

You can drive from Wall to Sioux Falls in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wall to Sioux Falls due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Wall in July: highs in Sioux Falls hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
SculptureWalk Sioux Falls ©
SculptureWalk Sioux Falls

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