10 days in Midwest Itinerary

10 days in Midwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Midwest vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Keystone
— 1 night
Fly
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Chicago
— 4 nights
Drive
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Wisconsin Dells
— 1 night
Drive
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New Era
— 1 night
Drive
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Sandusky
— 1 night
Drive
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Rockbridge
— 1 night
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Keystone

— 1 night

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then hike along Presidential Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): go for a walk through Breezy Point Picnic Area, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Keystone trip itinerary builder.

New York City to Keystone is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Keystone at 80°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Family-friendly places like The Art Institute of Chicago and Shedd Aquarium will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier, and learn more about the world around you at Field Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Keystone in July since evenings lows in Chicago dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Wisconsin Dells

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Wisconsin Deer Park, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Wisconsin Dells travel tool.

You can drive from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Wisconsin Dells when traveling from Chicago in July, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Era.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

New Era

— 1 night
New Era is a village in Shelby Township, Oceana County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 9th (Fri), experience rural life at Country Dairy, then take a pleasant ride with Rainbow Ranch is now Stony Lake Stables, and then experience rural life at Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo.

For photos and more tourist information, read our New Era vacation planner.

Getting from Wisconsin Dells to New Era by car takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in New Era can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sandusky.

Things to do in New Era

Tours · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Sandusky

— 1 night
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Eleutheros Cooke House and Garden, then cool off at Cedar Point, and then identify plant and animal life at Osborn Recreation Area.

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You can drive from New Era to Sandusky in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from New Era in July since evenings lows in Sandusky dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rockbridge.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Rockbridge

— 1 night
Rockbridge is an unincorporated community in eastern Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): Head underground at Ash Cave, identify plant and animal life at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rockbridge trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sandusky to Rockbridge takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In July in Rockbridge, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rockbridge

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip