14 days in Midwest Itinerary

14 days in Midwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Midwest visit planner

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Wisconsin Dells
— 1 night
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Duluth
— 4 nights
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Branson
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Wisconsin Dells

— 1 night

Waterpark Capital of the World

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Carr Valley Cheese, go for a walk through Riverwalk, then contemplate the long history of H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue, see the interesting displays at Al. Ringling Mansion, then look for all kinds of wild species at International Crane Foundation, and finally let little ones run wild at MagiQuest.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Wisconsin Dells trip itinerary app.

Keene to Wisconsin Dells is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Duluth

— 4 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Two Harbors Lighthouse and Stoney Point. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Brighton Beach Park and Superior Entry Lighthouse. Change things up with a short trip to The Lake County Historical Society Museum in Two Harbors (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Congdon Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Park Point Nature Trail, view the masterpieces at Art in the Alley, and stroll around Bayfront Festival Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Duluth online travel planner.

You can drive from Wisconsin Dells to Duluth in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Wisconsin Dells, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Duluth, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 59°F. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Branson

— 4 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Take a break from the city and head to Lost Canyon Nature Trail and Cave and Table Rock State Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Arcade City and Lake Taneycomo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Branson: Springfield (Springfield Botanical Gardens & Discovery Center of Springfield). And it doesn't end there: go for a stroll along the water at State Park Marina, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and learn more about the world around you at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Branson travel route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Duluth to Branson takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Duluth in August: high temperatures in Branson hover around 85°F and lows are around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): kick back and relax at Oak Street Beach, then stroll through North Avenue Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, and finally go for a walk through The 606.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planning tool.

Fly from Branson to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In August, daytime highs in Chicago are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature