6 days in South Dakota Itinerary

6 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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6 days in South Dakota Itinerary

New York City
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
Keystone
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Deadwood
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  9​h
New York City

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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.
Family-friendly places like Bear Country USA and Reptile Gardens will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Chapel in the Hills (in Rapid City) and Custer (Custer State Park, Wildlife Loop Road, & more). It doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial and stop by Granite Sports.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Keystone trip itinerary website .

New York City to Keystone is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Keystone. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get slightly colder in Keystone: highs are around 64°F and lows about 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Custer, Rapid City, Granite Sports
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall and then take a memorable drive along Loop Road.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Keystone to Badlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

#Scenic Drive, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Deadwood attractions tool .

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Deadwood in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Deadwood, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Deadwood

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
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Adams House

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