14 days in Midwest Itinerary

14 days in Midwest Itinerary

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14 days in Midwest Itinerary

Start: Prague
+3
Fly + subway + foot + train:  17​h 15​min
1
Sandusky
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Rockbridge
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Branson
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Keystone
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Prague

1
day
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
On the 27th (Sat), learn about all things military at Liberty Aviation Museum, examine the collection at Merry-Go-Round Museum, and then make a splash at Cedar Point.

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

Prague, Czech Republic to Sandusky is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Prague to Sandusky. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Prague in July since evenings lows in Sandusky dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rockbridge.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Liberty Aviation Museum
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Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Merry-Go-Round Museum ©
Merry-Go-Round Museum
Liberty Aviation Museum ©
Liberty Aviation Museum

1
night
Rockbridge

Rockbridge is an unincorporated community in eastern Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rockbridge planning tool .

Traveling by car from Sandusky to Rockbridge takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In July in Rockbridge, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Rockbridge

Wildlife Adventure Tours
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Zipline
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve ©

4
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, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago online visit planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Rockbridge to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July in Chicago, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saint Louis Zoo, and then browse the collection at Central Public Library. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, then have some family-friendly fun at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis, and finally see the interesting displays at City Museum.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Louis day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Saint Louis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

2
nights
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 4th (Sun), find something for the whole family at Silver Dollar City. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the local landmark of Dancing Water Fountain, then explore the activities along Table Rock Lake, then examine the collection at Titanic Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Escape Code.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Branson trip maker tool .

Getting from Saint Louis to Branson by combination of flight and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Branson are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Escape Code ©
Escape Code
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum

2
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
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 6th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road, then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, and then take a memorable drive along Needles Highway. On the next day, explore and take pictures at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Keystone travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Branson to Keystone takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Branson to Keystone, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Branson in August, with highs in Keystone at 29°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Custer, Needles Highway, The Museum @ Black Hills Institute
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road

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