13 days in Midwest Itinerary

13 days in Midwest Itinerary

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Rockbridge
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Empire
— 3 nights
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Garden
— 1 night
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Munising
— 2 nights
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Keystone
— 2 nights

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Rockbridge

Rockbridge is an unincorporated community in eastern Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then identify plant and animal life at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Old Man's Cave.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rockbridge online day trip planner.

Los Angeles to Rockbridge is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Rockbridge. Expect little chillier evenings in Rockbridge when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Rockbridge

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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Must see
Zipline
5.0
Cave
Old Man's Cave
4.8

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Visit Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and Pleasant Home for their historical value. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, get engrossed in the history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

Before you visit Chicago, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Rockbridge to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Rockbridge to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Rockbridge in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chicago, with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

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World heritage site
Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
4.5

3
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Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: hike along Empire Bluff Trail, stroll through Dunes Trail, and get to know the fascinating history of Glen Haven Historical Village.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Empire online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Empire takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Chicago to Empire, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in August: high temperatures in Empire hover around 75°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Garden.

Things to do in Empire

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

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Hiking Trail
Dunes Trail
4.7
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Hiking Trail
Old Indian Trail
4.6

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Garden

Garden ©
Garden is a village in Delta County of the U.S. On the 18th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Historical Village Fayette Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Fayette Historic State Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Garden trip planner.

You can drive from Empire to Garden in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Garden

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Munising holiday planner.

You can drive from Garden to Munising in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Waterfall
Miners Falls
4.8

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Keystone

Keystone ©

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 21st (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Black Hills National Forest. On your second day here, stroll through Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then trek along Presidential Trail, and then take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Keystone tour website.

You can fly from Munising to Keystone in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Munising in August, Keystone is little chillier at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Geologic Formation
Needles Eye Tunnel
4.9

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