10 days in Midwest Itinerary

10 days in Midwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Midwest journey builder

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Route & dates

Start: Knoxville
Drive:  6 h 45 min
1
Rockbridge
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 15 min
2
Empire
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Maple Plain
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h
4
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Knoxville

1
night
Rockbridge

Rockbridge is an unincorporated community in eastern Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio, United States. To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rockbridge route builder app.

Knoxville to Rockbridge is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Knoxville in October, things will get a bit cooler in Rockbridge: highs are around 67°F and lows about 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Rockbridge

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Old Man's Cave
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Old Man's Cave
Old Man's Cave

3
nights
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Frankfort Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Longview Winery and Point Betsie Lighthouse. Explore Empire's surroundings by going to Elberta Beach (in Elberta) and Lake Leelanau (Northern Latitudes Distillery & Blustone Vineyards). There's more to do: trek along Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.

Start your trip to Empire by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Rockbridge to Empire in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Rockbridge in October, you will find days in Empire are little chillier (59°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Maple Plain.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lake Leelanau, Frankfort, Elberta Beach, Longview Winery, Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail
Highlights from your plan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse
Blustone Vineyards ©
Blustone Vineyards

1
night
Maple Plain

Maple Plain ©
Maple Plain is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. On the 14th (Wed), take a peaceful walk through Baker Park Reserve.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Maple Plain trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Empire to Maple Plain. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Empire to Maple Plain. October in Maple Plain sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Maple Plain

Nature Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Baker Park Reserve ©
Baker Park Reserve

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Art Institute of Chicago and Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple. Visit Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and St. Edmund Parish for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maple Plain to Chicago. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Maple Plain in October; daily highs in Chicago reach 65°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Oak Park, Horseshoe Hammond
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

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