9 days in Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

9 days in Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

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Wall
— 3 nights
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Custer
— 3 nights
3
Spearfish
— 1 night

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nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. You've now added Wall Drug to your itinerary. Let the collections at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site and Delta-09 Missile Silo capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Saddle Pass Trail and Burns Basin Overlook. Step out of Wall with an excursion to Panorama Point Overlook in Badlands National Park--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: trek along Castle Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Conata Basin Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Homestead Overlook, and cruise along Loop Road.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Wall trip planner.

Denver to Wall is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Wall can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for Custer.

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
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site ©
Delta-09 Missile Silo ©
Delta-09 Missile Silo

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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Crazy Horse Memorial as well as Jewel Cave National Monument. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Needles Eye Tunnel. Change things up with a short trip to Wind Cave National Park in Wind Cave National Park (about 34 minutes away).

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Custer trip planner.

Drive from Wall to Custer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, Custer is little chillier than Wall - with highs of 77°F and lows of 51°F. You will leave for Spearfish on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Wind Cave National Park
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park
Jewel Cave National Monument ©
Jewel Cave National Monument

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night
Spearfish

Spearfish ©
Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Spearfish Falls and then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Spearfish trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Custer to Spearfish in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Custer to Spearfish, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Spearfish can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. You will leave for home on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Spearfish

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Spearfish Falls
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Spearfish Falls ©
Spearfish Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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