15 days in Midwest Itinerary

15 days in Midwest Itinerary

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15 days in Midwest Itinerary

Start: Pasco
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Badlands National Park
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Green Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Pasco

3
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Badlands National Park to Murdo to see South Dakota's Original 1880 Town about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Loop Road, explore the striking landscape of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug, and take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Badlands National Park road trip planning site .

Pasco to Badlands National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Pasco to Badlands National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Pasco, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Badlands National Park, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wall, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Badlands National Park, South Dakota's Original 1880 Town
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

2
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
On the 17th (Mon), have fun at Target Field, then admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, then test your team's savvy at The Escape Game, and finally get your game on at FlyOver America. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America, admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and then go for a walk through Wabasha Street Bridge.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Minneapolis trip maker app .

Getting from Badlands National Park to Minneapolis by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Badlands National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in Minneapolis, with highs around 81°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Green Bay.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Fun & Games Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Bloomington, Wabasha Street Bridge
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The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mall of America ©
Mall of America

2
nights
Green Bay

Green Bay ©
Home of the Green Bay Packers, the city of Green Bay centers around sports and is home to hundreds of notable football icons, including Brett Favre and Curly Lambeau.
On the 19th (Wed), see the interesting displays at National Railroad Museum, then see the interesting displays at Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame, then admire the natural beauty at Green Bay Botanical Garden, and finally walk around Fonferek Glen County Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Bay Beach Amusement Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, and then get to know the resident critters at NEW Zoo & Adventure Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Green Bay trip maker .

You can fly from Minneapolis to Green Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Green Bay, with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Green Bay

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Green Bay Botanical Garden ©
Green Bay Botanical Garden
Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame ©
Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame
Bay Beach Amusement Park ©
Bay Beach Amusement Park

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wrigley Field. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, and take in the waterfront at Navy Pier.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Green Bay to Chicago takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Green Bay in August, Chicago is a bit warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

3
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
You've now added The Gateway Arch to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, stop by Herbaria, see the interesting displays at City Museum, and experience rural life at Grant's Farm.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip planning website .

You can fly from Chicago to Saint Louis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 66°F. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

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

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