7 days in Midwest Itinerary

7 days in Midwest Itinerary

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Munising
— 1 night
2
Custer
— 2 nights
3
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
4
Branson
— 1 night

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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 13th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, thenkick back and relax at Miner's Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Tannery Falls.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Munising trip builder tool.

Charlotte to Munising is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Charlotte in September, things will get little chillier in Munising: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Miner's Beach
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Tannery Falls ©
Tannery Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Sunday Gulch Trail, thenexplore the activities along Legion Lake, and then cruise along Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area, hike along Little Devil's Tower Trail, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Elk Peak, and finally explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Custer road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Munising to Custer takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Munising to Custer. Traveling from Munising in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Custer, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Breezy Point Picnic Area, Black Elk Peak
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Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Black Elk Peak ©
Black Elk Peak
Legion Lake ©
Legion Lake

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, explore the striking landscape at White River Valley Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burns Basin Overlook, thenexplore the striking landscape at Homestead Overlook, thenexplore the striking landscape of Conata Basin Overlook, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Panorama Point Overlook.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Custer to Badlands National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Custer in September, expect nights in Badlands National Park to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Bigfoot Pass Overlook ©
Bigfoot Pass Overlook
Panorama Point Overlook
Panorama Point Overlook
White River Valley Overlook ©
White River Valley Overlook

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): hike along Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area, get great views at 165 Scenic Overlook, thenadmire the majestic nature at Table Rock State Park, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Veterans Memorial Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Talking Rocks Cavern, and finally learn about winemaking at Lindwedel Winery.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Branson holiday planning website.

Fly from Badlands National Park to Branson in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Badlands National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Branson, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Nature Trails
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Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church ©
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church
Talking Rocks Cavern ©
Talking Rocks Cavern
Table Rock State Park ©
Table Rock State Park

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