11 days in Midwest Itinerary

11 days in Midwest Itinerary

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11 days in Midwest Itinerary

Start: Baltimore
Fly:  4​h
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Wisconsin Dells
— 1 night
+4
Train + Bus + Subway + Fly + Taxi:  8​h 45​min
3
Badlands National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
4
Custer
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Branson
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
6
Sandusky
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Logan
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Baltimore

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get curious at Field Museum, take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, and make a trip to Millennium Park.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip maker app .

Washington DC to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in June; daily highs in Chicago reach 81°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Chicago

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

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.
On the 24th (Wed), get to know the resident critters at Wisconsin Deer Park, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, have some family-friendly fun at Elusive Escape Rooms, then get your game on at Laser Warfare, and finally see the interesting displays at Mr Marvel's Wondertorium.

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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 a bit cooler evenings in Wisconsin Dells when traveling from Chicago in June, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Adventure Outdoors Fun & Games
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Elusive Escape Rooms ©
Elusive Escape Rooms
Zipline
Wisconsin Deer Park ©
Wisconsin Deer Park

1
day
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, then take a memorable drive along Loop Road, and then explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Badlands National Park sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi from Wisconsin Dells to Badlands National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Wisconsin Dells to Badlands National Park. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Wisconsin Dells in June: highs in Badlands National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

2
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Hills National Forest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Custer trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Custer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Badlands National Park in June, with highs in Custer at 73°F and lows at 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

1
night
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
On the 28th (Sun), get your game on at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, then find something for the whole family at Arcade City, and then get your game on at Escape Code. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): cool off at Silver Dollar City and then explore the activities along Table Rock Lake.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read Branson trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Custer to Branson in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Custer to Branson, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Custer in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Branson: highs are around 84°F and lows about 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Sandusky.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Escape Code ©
Escape Code
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
7D Dark Ride Adventure ©
7D Dark Ride Adventure

1
day
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
On the 30th (Tue), cool off at Cedar Point, find something for the whole family at Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, then cool off at Great Wolf Lodge Water Park, and finally browse the exhibits of Thomas Edison Birthplace.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sandusky trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Branson to Sandusky takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Branson to Sandusky is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Sandusky are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Logan.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Thomas Edison Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Ghostly Manor Thrill Center ©
Ghostly Manor Thrill Center
Great Wolf Lodge Water Park ©
Great Wolf Lodge Water Park

1
night
Logan

Logan is a city in Hocking County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then hike along Cedar Falls Hiking Trail, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ash Cave, and finally don't miss a visit to Hope Iron Furnace.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Logan trip website .

Traveling by car from Sandusky to Logan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Logan sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Logan

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Zipline, Hope Iron Furnace
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Ash Cave ©
Ash Cave
Hope Iron Furnace ©
Hope Iron Furnace

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