5 days in South Dakota Itinerary

5 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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5 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Eau Claire
Drive:  3​h
1
Sioux Falls
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mitchell
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Murdo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Rapid City
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
5
Keystone
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
6
Custer
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Wall
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Eau Claire

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. On the 9th (Sun), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Butterfly House & Aquarium and then walk around Falls Park.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls trip itinerary builder .

Eau Claire to Sioux Falls is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 58°F. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mitchell.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Falls Park ©
Falls Park
Butterfly House & Aquarium ©
Butterfly House & Aquarium

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Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Corn Palace as well as Sweet Fix Candy & Pop Shop.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mitchell road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Mitchell takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Mitchell, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 59°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Murdo.

Things to do in Mitchell

Shopping
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Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace

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Murdo

Murdo ©
Murdo is a city in Jones County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at Pioneer Auto Museum and then steep yourself in history at South Dakota's Original 1880 Town.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Murdo trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Mitchell to Murdo in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Murdo

Museums Historic Sites
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Pioneer Auto Museum ©
Pioneer Auto Museum
South Dakota's Original 1880 Town ©
South Dakota's Original 1880 Town

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Rapid City

Rapid City
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Rapid City trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Murdo to Rapid City takes 2 hours. Traveling from Murdo to Rapid City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 57°F. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Rapid City

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Keystone

Keystone
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Keystone online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Murdo to Keystone takes 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Murdo in June, things will get slightly colder in Keystone: highs are around 73°F and lows about 48°F. You'll set off for Rapid City on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors Parks Nature
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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 Wildlife Loop Road as well as Custer State Park. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park and then cruise along Wildlife Loop Road.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Custer road trip website .

Drive from Rapid City to Custer in an hour. Traveling from Rapid City in June, expect Custer to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Wall.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature
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Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road

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Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 12th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Wall trip maker website .

Drive from Custer to Wall in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, Wall is a bit warmer than Custer - with highs of 83°F and lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Bear Country USA
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug

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