10 days in Midwest Itinerary

10 days in Midwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Midwest journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Milwaukee
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fish Creek
— 1 night
Drive
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Galena
— 1 night
Fly
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Branson
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Milwaukee

— 2 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Michigan and Great Lakes Distillery. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Milwaukee County Zoo, steep yourself in history at Pabst Mansion, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Miller Brewery Tour, and explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Milwaukee day trip planning website.

New York City to Milwaukee is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Milwaukee is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Milwaukee reach 48°F and lows reach 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fish Creek.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fish Creek

— 1 night
Fish Creek is an unincorporated community located in Door County, Wisconsin, United States, within the town of Gibraltar and is located on Highway 42 along Green Bay.HistoryThe first settler of Fish Creek was Increase Claflin and his family circa 1844, but the village founder is considered to be entrepreneur Asa Thorp. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Cana Island Lighthouse and then admire the majestic nature at Peninsula State Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fish Creek trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Milwaukee to Fish Creek in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Milwaukee in November: high temperatures in Fish Creek hover around 42°F and lows are around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Galena.

Things to do in Fish Creek

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Galena

— 1 night
Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): make a trip to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., then steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant Home, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co..

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Galena trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Fish Creek to Galena by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Galena can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Galena

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Branson

— 4 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Runaway Mountain Coaster and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, stop by Dick's Oldtime 5 & 10, and buy something for everyone on your list at Branson Landing.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Branson travel planning app.

Traveling by flight from Galena to Branson takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Galena in November, with highs in Branson at 58°F and lows at 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 25th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Saint Louis Art Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Saint Louis road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Branson to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Historic Sites