15 days in South Dakota Itinerary

15 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Custer: Elk Mountain Nature Trail (in Wind Cave National Park), Hot Springs (The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary & Mammoth Site of Hot Springs) and Presidential Trail (in Keystone). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road, and take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Custer trip planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Custer is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Frankfurt to Custer, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Frankfurt in May, with highs in Custer at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Keystone, Hot Springs, South Dakota, Elk Mountain Nature Trail, Crazy Horse Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road

3
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Deadwood: Roughlock Falls Nature Area (in Savoy) and Roughlock Falls State Nature Area (in Lead). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, go deep underground at Broken Boot Gold Mine, and take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery.

To find reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Deadwood online journey planner.

You can drive from Custer to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Custer to Deadwood is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Deadwood

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spearfish, Roughlock Falls Nature Area, Roughlock Falls State Nature Area
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Roughlock Falls State Nature Area ©
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum

3
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Badlands National Park (Panorama Point Overlook, Door Trail, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Wall Drug, take an in-depth tour of Delta-09 Missile Silo, explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, and cruise along Loop Road.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Wall vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Wall takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Deadwood to Wall is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Deadwood in May: highs in Wall hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sioux Falls: Mitchell (Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, Corn Palace, &more). There's much more to do: walk around Falls Park, get your game on at Escapades Escape Rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Michelangelo's David replica.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sioux Falls attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Wall to Sioux Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wall to Sioux Falls due to the time zone difference. May in Sioux Falls sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Mitchell
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Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace

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