10 days in Midwest Itinerary

10 days in Midwest Itinerary

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Drive
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Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Empire
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Hart
— 1 night
Drive
4
Munising
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Omaha
— 1 night
Fly

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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Pleasant Home and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip maker.

Madison to Chicago is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from Madison in August, with lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Empire.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Empire

Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. On the 29th (Sat), take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, learn about winemaking at St. Ambrose Cellars, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Empire Bluff Trail, and finally stroll through Lake Michigan Beach Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Empire trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Empire takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect Empire to be a bit cooler, temps between 75°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hart.

Things to do in Empire

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
St. Ambrose Cellars ©
Winery / Vineyard
St. Ambrose Cellars
4.4

1
night
Hart

Hart is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): play a few rounds at Golden Sands Golf Course, enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, and then learn about winemaking at The Fox Barn Winery.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hart trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Empire to Hart by car takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Hart

Outdoors · Wineries · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
The Fox Barn Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
The Fox Barn Winery
4.4

3
nights
Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Fayette Historic State Park. When in Munising, make a side trip to see Palms Book State Park in Manistique, approximately Manistique away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Miner's Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Munising trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Hart to Munising in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Palms Book State Park
Geologic Formation
Palms Book State Park
4.9

1
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Omaha

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 4th (Fri), try to win big at Horseshoe Council Bluffs and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Omaha road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Munising to Omaha takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Munising to Omaha is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Munising in September, things will get a bit warmer in Omaha: highs are around 81°F and lows about 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Casinos · Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Aquarium
Henry Doorly Zoo
4.7

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