10 days in Midwest Itinerary

10 days in Midwest Itinerary

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10 days in Midwest Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Empire
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Wisconsin Dells
— 1 night
+3
train + bus + subway + Fly:  8​h
4
Rapid City
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Cleveland

1
night
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): hike along Empire Bluff Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Empire day trip app .

Cleveland to Empire is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cleveland in June, things will get slightly colder in Empire: highs are around 72°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, Fishtown
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3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Visit Millennium Park and Fourth Presbyterian Church for their historical value. Bring the kids along to Museum of Science and Industry and Shedd Aquarium. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate, see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planner .

You can fly from Empire to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Empire to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Empire in June; daily highs in Chicago reach 81°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at Mr Marvel's Wondertorium, then get your game on at Laser Warfare, then stroll through Wisconsin Deer Park, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Wisconsin Dells trip planner .

You can drive from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Wisconsin Dells when traveling from Chicago in June, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Mr Marvel's Wondertorium ©
Mr Marvel's Wondertorium
Zipline
Wisconsin Deer Park ©
Wisconsin Deer Park

1
night
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City travel planner .

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Wisconsin Dells to Rapid City in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Wisconsin Dells to Rapid City. In June, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Custer, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, then meet the residents at Saint Louis Zoo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, see the interesting displays at City Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Sachs Butterfly House.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Saint Louis day trip app .

You can fly from Rapid City to Saint Louis in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Saint Louis due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rapid City in June; daily highs in Saint Louis reach 87°F and lows reach 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
City Museum ©
City Museum
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

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