14 days in Midwest Itinerary

14 days in Midwest Itinerary

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Branson
— 2 nights
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
3
Chicago
— 4 nights
4
Munising
— 2 nights
5
Ontonagon
— 1 night
6
Duluth
— 1 night
7
Custer
— 2 nights

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Branson

Branson ©

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 19th (Mon) at Silver Dollar City. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Zipline USA, take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, and take some stellar pictures from College of the Ozarks.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Branson trip planner.

San Francisco to Branson is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco to Branson, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Branson is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:
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Zipline USA ©
Zipline USA
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and then enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip planner.

Traveling by car from Branson to Saint Louis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the striking features of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Saint Louis to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Saint Louis in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Chicago, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock and then take a memorable tour with Pictured Rocks Kayaking. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Munising trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Chicago to Munising in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in July: high temperatures in Munising hover around 74°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks Kayaking ©
Pictured Rocks Kayaking
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

1
night
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Porcupine Mountains State Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls, and then go deep underground at Adventure Mining Company.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Munising to Ontonagon in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ontonagon can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Adventure Mining Company ©
Adventure Mining Company
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park

1
night
Duluth

Duluth ©

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, then get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, and then let the river carry you with Swiftwater Adventures.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Duluth trip planner.

Drive from Ontonagon to Duluth in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ontonagon to Duluth. In July, daily temperatures in Duluth can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Duluth

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Swiftwater Adventures ©
Swiftwater Adventures
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive
Lakewalk ©
Lakewalk

2
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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.
On the 30th (Fri), take a pleasant ride with The Stables at Palmer Gulch, pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then see the world from above with Black Hills Helicopters, and finally take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Black Elk Peak, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Custer online trip builder.

Getting from Duluth to Custer by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Duluth to Custer, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Duluth in July since evenings lows in Custer dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Black Hills Helicopters ©
Black Hills Helicopters
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
The Stables at Palmer Gulch ©
The Stables at Palmer Gulch

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