16 days in Midwest Itinerary

16 days in Midwest Itinerary

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16 days in Midwest Itinerary

Start: Bowling Green
Drive:  7​h
1
South Bend
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Peshtigo
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
4
Green Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Wausau
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Bloomington
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Bismarck
— 2 nights
Drive:  16​h 30​min
8
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Kearney
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Columbia
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
End: Bowling Green


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1
night
South Bend

South Bend ©
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at River Lights Plaza.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read South Bend trip itinerary site .

Bowling Green to South Bend is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bowling Green to South Bend due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bowling Green in June, things will get slightly colder in South Bend: highs are around 80°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in South Bend

Museums Historic Sites
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Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes ©
Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Studebaker National Museum ©
Studebaker National Museum

2
nights
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinaw City journey planner.

Drive from South Bend to Mackinaw City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from South Bend in June: high temperatures in Mackinaw City hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Peshtigo.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Mackinaw Bridge Museum ©
Mackinaw Bridge Museum
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve ©
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
Great Lake Light House Keepers ©
Great Lake Light House Keepers

few
hours
Peshtigo

Peshtigo ©
Peshtigo is a city in Marinette County, Wisconsin, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Peshtigo Fire Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Peshtigo trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Mackinaw City to Peshtigo in 4 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mackinaw City to Peshtigo due to the time zone difference. In July in Peshtigo, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Green Bay.

Things to do in Peshtigo

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Peshtigo Fire Museum ©
Peshtigo Fire Museum

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Walk of Legends as well as Lambeau Field.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Green Bay trip maker site .

You can drive from Peshtigo to Green Bay in an hour. In July in Green Bay, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Wausau.

Things to do in Green Bay

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walk of Legends ©
Walk of Legends
Lambeau Field ©
Lambeau Field

few
hours
Wausau

Wausau
Wausau is a city in and the county seat of Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Wausau day trip planning app .

You can drive from Green Bay to Wausau in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Wausau are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in Wausau

Parks Outdoors Trails

3
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
Mall of America has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Historic Fort Snelling.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Bloomington journey planning website .

You can drive from Wausau to Bloomington in 3 hours. Traveling from Wausau in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bloomington, with lows of 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sat) before leaving for Bismarck.

Things to do in Bloomington

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Historic Fort Snelling
Highlights from your plan
Historic Fort Snelling ©
Historic Fort Snelling
Mall of America ©
Mall of America

2
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Lewis and Clark Riverboat has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, then get interesting insight from Lewis and Clark Riverboat, and then get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bismarck trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bloomington to Bismarck. Traveling from Bloomington in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bismarck, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Bismarck

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
Lewis and Clark Riverboat ©
Lewis and Clark Riverboat
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©

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.
You've now added Mount Rushmore National Memorial to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, then learn more about the world around you at Native American Educational and Cultural Center, and then stop by Goodtyme Photo. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Keystone road trip planning app .

You can drive from Bismarck to Keystone in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Bismarck to Keystone, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bismarck in July, expect Keystone to be slightly colder, temps between 80°F and 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, Native American Educational and Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kearney online day trip planner .

You can drive from Keystone to Kearney in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, Kearney is somewhat warmer than Keystone - with highs of 87°F and lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Trails & Rails Museum ©
Trails & Rails Museum

1
night
Columbia

Columbia
Columbia is a city in the U.S. To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Columbia trip planning site .

You can drive from Kearney to Columbia in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 67°F. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Columbia

Outdoors Parks Tours

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