16 days in Midwest Itinerary

16 days in Midwest Itinerary

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16 days in Midwest Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + taxi:  13​h 45​min
1
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Two Harbors
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
4
Custer
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Branson
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
7
Cincinnati
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls, then admire the sheer force of Alger Falls, and then explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, and finally admire the sheer force of Munising Falls.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Munising attractions planning site .

London, UK to Munising is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Wagner Falls ©
Wagner Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls

2
nights
Wisconsin Dells

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 7th (Tue), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, make a splash at Noah's Ark Water Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Devil's Lake State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: race across the water with a speed boat tour, stroll around Wisconsin Deer Park, identify plant and animal life at International Crane Foundation, then tee off at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, and finally get your game on at Wizard Quest.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Wisconsin Dells travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Munising to Wisconsin Dells by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Munising in July, expect nights in Wisconsin Dells to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Two Harbors.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Baraboo
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Devil's Lake State Park ©
Devil's Lake State Park
International Crane Foundation ©
International Crane Foundation
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf ©
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf

2
nights
Two Harbors

Two Harbors ©
Two Harbors is a city in and the county seat of Lake County, Minnesota, United States, along the shore of Lake Superior. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk, explore and take pictures at Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Gooseberry Falls State Park, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Split Rock Lighthouse. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Congdon Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Point, take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally steep yourself in history at Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Two Harbors trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wisconsin Dells to Two Harbors takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Duluth
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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse

2
nights
Custer

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 11th (Sat), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally trek along Presidential Trail. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rankin Ridge Nature Trail, Head underground at Wind Cave National Park, then admire all the interesting features of Needles Highway, then take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, and finally admire all the interesting features of Wildlife Loop Road.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Custer trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Two Harbors to Custer takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Wind Cave National Park, Keystone, Needles Highway
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, then take a memorable drive along Loop Road, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, trek along Notch Trail, hike along Door Trail, then browse the exhibits of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

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You can drive from Custer to Badlands National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Custer in July; daily highs in Badlands National Park reach 38°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

1
night
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, and then walk around Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, Head underground at Marvel Cave, then Head underground at Talking Rocks Cavern, then look for all kinds of wild species at National Tiger Sanctuary, and finally join the crowd at The Track Family Fun Parks.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Branson trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Badlands National Park to Branson by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Badlands National Park to Branson is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Branson when traveling from Badlands National Park in July, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, Table Rock Lake, National Tiger Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park ©
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

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nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): hike along Riverwalk, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Newport Aquarium, then put a fun spin on your tour with Houdini's Room Escape, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at XhilaRacing, then get a new perspective on nature at Cincinnati Museum Center, then admire the masterpieces at Taft Museum of Art, and finally get in on the family fun at Kings Island.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati online route planner .

Getting from Branson to Cincinnati by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Branson to Cincinnati is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Newport Aquarium, XhilaRacing, Kings Island
Highlights from your plan
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
Houdini's Room Escape ©
Houdini's Room Escape
Newport Aquarium ©
Newport Aquarium

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