13 days in South Dakota Itinerary

13 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
2
Wall
— 3 nights
3
Custer
— 4 nights
4
Deadwood
— 3 nights

2
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Joseph Cathedral and Stockyards Ag Experience. Escape the urban bustle at Palisades State Park and Sioux Falls Bike Trails. Step out of Sioux Falls with an excursion to Devil's Gulch in Garretson--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Old Courthouse Museum, learn more about the world around you at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, and walk around Falls Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sioux Falls travel itinerary planner.

Fort Wayne to Sioux Falls is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Wayne to Sioux Falls is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Sioux Falls are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Wall.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Garretson
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Palisades State Park ©
Palisades State Park
Old Courthouse Museum ©
Old Courthouse Museum

3
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prairie Homestead and Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. Discover out-of-the-way places like Notch Trail and Big Badlands Overlook. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wall: Badlands National Park (Panorama Point Overlook, Burns Basin Overlook, &more). There's lots more to do: trek along Castle Trail, take some stellar pictures from Pinnacles Overlook, identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, and explore and take pictures at Loop Road.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Wall sightseeing app.

You can drive from Sioux Falls to Wall in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sioux Falls in August: highs in Wall hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Custer.

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

4
nights
Custer

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Black Elk Peak and Horseback Riding Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, take in the pleasant sights at Sunday Gulch Trail, and explore the striking landscape of Black Hills National Forest.

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You can drive from Wall to Custer in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Wall in August; daily highs in Custer reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

South Dakota, Hill City, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Horseback Riding Tours
Black Hills ©
Black Hills
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute

3
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Step out of the city life by going to Bridal Veil Falls and Roughlock Falls Nature Area. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tatanka: Story of the Bison and D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. Take a break from Deadwood with a short trip to Roughlock Falls State Nature Area in Lead, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Black Hills Mining Museum, see the interesting displays at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, and get curious at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Deadwood road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Custer to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Deadwood can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lead, Spearfish, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, Roughlock Falls Nature Area
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Days of '76 Museum ©
Days of '76 Museum
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area ©
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area
Black Hills Mining Museum ©
Black Hills Mining Museum

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