7 days in Midwest Itinerary

7 days in Midwest Itinerary

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Chicago
— 1 day
2
Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
3
Keystone
— 2 nights
4
Branson
— 1 night

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Michigan.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago road trip planning tool.

Indianapolis to Chicago is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July in Chicago, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Lake Michigan
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Lake Michigan ©
Lake Michigan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

2
nights
Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells ©
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.
On the 5th (Sun), play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, thentake a memorable tour with Tours, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Lake State Park and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wisconsin Deer Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Wisconsin Dells trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Wisconsin Dells, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Devil's Lake State Park
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Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf ©
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
Zipline
Devil's Lake State Park ©
Devil's Lake State Park

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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.
On the 7th (Tue), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Big Thunder Gold Mine, thenexplore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, thenexplore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and finally explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidential Trail, and then take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Keystone travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Wisconsin Dells to Keystone takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Wisconsin Dells in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Keystone, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Custer
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Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the activities along Table Rock Lake and then identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery. Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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

You can fly from Keystone to Branson in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Keystone to Branson. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Keystone in July, with highs in Branson at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Table Rock Lake
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Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery
Fishing Charters & Tours
Zipline

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