43 days in Midwest Itinerary

43 days in Midwest Itinerary

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Cleveland
— 3 nights
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Columbus
— 2 nights
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Cincinnati
— 2 nights
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Indianapolis
— 2 nights
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Saint Louis
— 4 nights
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Branson
— 4 nights
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Kansas City
— 4 nights
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Rapid City
— 3 nights
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Minneapolis
— 4 nights
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Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
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Milwaukee
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Detroit
— 3 nights

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Cleveland

Cleveland ©

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Get out of town with these interesting Cleveland side-trips: Mill Creek Park (in Canfield) and Cedar Point (in Sandusky). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and see where the action happens at Progressive Field.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cleveland trip itinerary builder site.

Saint John, Canada to Cleveland is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saint John to Cleveland. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saint John in August, with highs in Cleveland at 31°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:
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The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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Columbus

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): join in the after-dark buzz at Columbus Axe Throwing, then take in nature's colorful creations at Inniswood Metro Gardens, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then contemplate the waterfront views at Olentangy River Water Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Columbus trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Columbus takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Columbus are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Inniswood Metro Gardens ©
Inniswood Metro Gardens
Columbus Axe Throwing ©
Columbus Axe Throwing

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Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
On the 16th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, take in nature's colorful creations at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Smale Riverfront Park, catch a live event at Great American Ball Park, and then partake in some friendly competition at Houdini's Room Escape.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cincinnati visit website.

Getting from Columbus to Cincinnati by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Cincinnati, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Smale Riverfront Park ©
Smale Riverfront Park
Houdini's Room Escape ©
Houdini's Room Escape
Great American Ball Park ©
Great American Ball Park

2
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Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): make a trip to Monument Circle, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then appreciate the history behind Indiana War Memorial, and finally get your game on at Bad Axe Throwing. On your second day here, catch a live event at Victory Field, bet on your favorite at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, then make a trip to Central Canal, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Indianapolis trip builder.

Traveling by car from Cincinnati to Indianapolis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:
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Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Room Escape Games
Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Step out of Saint Louis with an excursion to Pinckney Bend Distillery in New Haven--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saint Louis Zoo, get lost in a book at Central Public Library, and walk around Forest Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Saint Louis trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis to Saint Louis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

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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 24th (Sat) at Silver Dollar City. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Bigfoot Fun Park, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Code, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wilderness Chapel.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Branson day trip app.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Branson in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Branson sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
College of the Ozarks ©
College of the Ozarks
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum

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Kansas City

Kansas City ©

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kansas City: Holladay Distillery (in Weston) and Topeka (Evel Knievel Museum & Kansas State Capitol Building). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, take in nature's colorful creations at The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Bury the Hatchet, and admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kansas City travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Branson to Kansas City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. August in Kansas City sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Room Escape Games

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Explore Rapid City's surroundings by going to Badlands National Park (in Interior), Custer (Sylvan Lake, Iron Mountain Road, &more) and Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Loop Road, identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, and take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rapid City attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Kansas City to Rapid City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kansas City to Rapid City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kansas City in September, things will get a bit cooler in Rapid City: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 4:
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Minneapolis: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (in Chanhassen), Square Lake Park (in Stillwater) and Extreme Sandbox (in Hastings). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake of the Isles, get your game on at The Escape Game, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul, and admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Minneapolis trip itinerary site.

Getting from Rapid City to Minneapolis by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rapid City to Minneapolis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Munsinger Gardens ©
Munsinger Gardens
Extreme Sandbox ©
Extreme Sandbox
Lake of the Isles ©
Lake of the Isles

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Wisconsin Dells

Waterpark Capital of the World

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): race across the water with a speed boat tour and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at International Crane Foundation, admire the majestic nature at Devil's Lake State Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center .

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You can drive from Minneapolis to Wisconsin Dells in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. September in Wisconsin Dells sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Speed Boats Tours

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Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bookworm Gardens (in Sheboygan) and Road America (in Elkhart Lake). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum, steep yourself in history at Pabst Mansion, kick back and relax at Atwater Park & Beach, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Milwaukee trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Wisconsin Dells to Milwaukee in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Milwaukee can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Bookworm Gardens ©
Bookworm Gardens
Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum
Miller Park ©
Miller Park

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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: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, catch a live event at Wrigley Field, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip builder site.

You can drive from Milwaukee to Chicago in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Chicago, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

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Detroit

Detroit ©

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 19th (Thu), examine the collection at Greenfield Village, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally see where the action happens at Comerica Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: partake in some friendly competition at Decode Ann Arbor, hike along Parker Mill Park, and then head outdoors with Miami Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Detroit trip builder tool.

You can fly from Chicago to Detroit in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Detroit. September in Detroit sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Outdoors · Museums · Adventure · Transportation

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Kayak Connection ©
Riverside Kayak Connection
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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