5 days in Midwest Itinerary

5 days in Midwest Itinerary

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5 days in Midwest Itinerary

Chicago
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
Empire
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Hart
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Chicago

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Visiting Lincoln Park Zoo and Whihala Beach Co Park will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at The Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Magnificent Mile, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, examine the collection at The Field Museum, and appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Chicago. In June in Chicago, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Chicago

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

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Whihala Beach Co Park
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum

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Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. On the 21st (Thu), trek along Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Empire trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Chicago to Empire in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chicago in June, with highs in Empire at 72°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Hart.

Things to do in Empire

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

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Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail
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Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail ©
Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

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Hart

Hart ©
Hart is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Little Sable Point Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Lake State Park, and then experience rural life at Lewis Farms and Petting Zoo.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hart road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Empire to Hart in 2 hours. In June in Hart, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hart

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Lewis Farms and Petting Zoo, Little Sable Point Lighthouse
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Silver Lake State Park ©
Silver Lake State Park
Little Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Little Sable Point Lighthouse
Lewis Farms and Petting Zoo ©
Lewis Farms and Petting Zoo

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