15 days in Florence & South Dakota Itinerary

15 days in Florence & South Dakota Itinerary

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Florence
— 3 nights
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Drive to Columbia Metropolitan Airport, Fly to Rapid City Regional Airport, Drive to Custer
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Custer
— 4 nights
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Wall
— 3 nights
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Chamberlain
— 1 night
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Sioux Falls
— 3 nights
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Florence

— 3 nights
Florence is a city in Florence County, South Carolina, United States, and it is probably best known for the intersection of I-95 and I-20, and the eastern terminus of I-20. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: The South Carolina Cotton Museum (in Bishopville), Airborne and Special Operations Museum (in Fayetteville) and Columbia (Sea Lion Landing & Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden). There's still lots to do: trek along Swamp Fox Murals Trail, stroll around Williamson Park, engage your brain at Florence County Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Florence National Cemetery.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Florence road trip website.

Columbia to Florence is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Custer

— 4 nights
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 a short trip to Windcross Conservancy in Buffalo Gap (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Custer trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Florence to Custer. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Florence, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Custer, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Wall

— 3 nights
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Loop Road, steep yourself in history at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, get great views at Yellow Mounds Overlook, and take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Wall visit planner.

Drive from Custer to Wall in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Custer in August, with highs in Wall at 87°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chamberlain.

Things to do in Wall

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:

Chamberlain

— 1 night
Chamberlain is a city in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Akta Lakota Museum, then head outdoors with Allen's Hillside Guide Service - Day Adventures, and then pause for some photo ops at Dignity.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Chamberlain using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wall to Chamberlain takes 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wall to Chamberlain. In August, daily temperatures in Chamberlain can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Chamberlain

Outdoors · Museums
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Sioux Falls

— 3 nights
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Change things up with a short trip to Corn Palace in Mitchell (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: stroll around Falls Park, trek along Sioux Falls Bike Trails, do a tasting at Strawbale Winery, and stroll through SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sioux Falls trip planner.

You can drive from Chamberlain to Sioux Falls in 2.5 hours. August in Sioux Falls sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.