15 days in Midwest Itinerary

15 days in Midwest Itinerary

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15 days in Midwest Itinerary

Start: Rochester
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Wisconsin Dells
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Chicago
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Sandusky
— 1 day
+3
train + foot + subway + Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Branson
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
6
Custer
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + bus:  5​h
End: Rochester

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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 14th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Mr Marvel's Wondertorium, then have some family-friendly fun at Wizard Quest, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Wisconsin Dells online day trip planner .

Rochester to Wisconsin Dells is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Wisconsin Dells can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chicago.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Zipline
Wizard Quest ©
Wizard Quest

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: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, and admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chicago road trip website .

Drive from Wisconsin Dells to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from Wisconsin Dells in June, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sandusky.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

1
day
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Osborn Recreation Area and then make a splash at Cedar Point.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Sandusky fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Chicago to Sandusky in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. June in Sandusky sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Osborn Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Saint Louis is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, parks, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Saint Louis Zoo, explore the engaging exhibits at The Magic House, stroll through Forest Park, and appreciate the history behind The Gateway Arch.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis route planner .

Getting from Sandusky to Saint Louis by combination of train and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sandusky to Saint Louis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sandusky in June, expect nights in Saint Louis to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
Highlights from your plan
Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis ©
Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
City Museum ©
City Museum

3
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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 23rd (Sun) at Silver Dollar City. There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Escape Code, see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum, try for a hole-in-one at Bigfoot Fun Park, and find something for the whole family at Arcade City.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Branson visit planner.

Getting from Saint Louis to Branson by combination of flight and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Branson sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Custer.

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

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.
Custer is known for nature, scenic drive, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest.

You can plan Custer trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Branson to Custer in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Branson to Custer due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Branson in June, expect Custer to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Needles Highway
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

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