22 days in Midwest Itinerary

22 days in Midwest Itinerary

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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Cleveland
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Petoskey
— 2 nights
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Munising
— 2 nights
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Ontonagon
— 1 night
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Duluth
— 2 nights
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Minneapolis
— 2 nights
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Custer
— 2 nights

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Gateway Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden and then get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis online journey planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Saint Louis is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Melbourne to Saint Louis due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in August, with highs in Saint Louis at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

3
nights
Cleveland

Cleveland ©

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cleveland: Common Ground Canopy Tours (in Oberlin), Cedar Point (in Sandusky) and Lorain Lighthouse (in Lorain). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, stroll around Rocky River Reservation, and look for all kinds of wild species at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cleveland trip app.

Getting from Saint Louis to Cleveland by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Cleveland. Traveling from Saint Louis in August, expect nights in Cleveland to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Cleveland

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Burning River Adventures ©
Burning River Adventures
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take a memorable tour with Tours, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, and walk around Millennium Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chicago attractions planner.

You can fly from Cleveland to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cleveland to Chicago. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Petoskey.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

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Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the long history of McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cross In The Woods National Shrine. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Avalanche Preserve Recreation Area, then whizz through the canopy at Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour, then grab your bike and head to North Western State Trail, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Little Traverse Wheelway.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Petoskey trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Chicago to Petoskey takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Petoskey is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chicago in August, with highs in Petoskey at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour ©
Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour
Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge

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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 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock and then add some adventure to your tour with Pictured Rocks Kayaking.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Munising trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Petoskey to Munising takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Munising sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks Kayaking ©
Pictured Rocks Kayaking
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

1
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Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Porcupine Mountains State Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Adventure Mining Company.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ontonagon trip site.

You can drive from Munising to Ontonagon in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ontonagon are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Adventure Mining Company ©
Adventure Mining Company
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park

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Duluth

Duluth ©

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Amnicon Falls State Park, then snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, then get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, and finally identify plant and animal life at Congdon Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): stroll around Enger Park, then let the river carry you with Swiftwater Adventures, and then admire all the interesting features of Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Duluth online route planner.

Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Duluth takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Duluth can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Swiftwater Adventures ©
Swiftwater Adventures
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive
Lakewalk ©
Lakewalk

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©

The City of Lakes

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 1st (Wed), push the limits with Kerfoot Canopy Tour, then contemplate the waterfront views at Chain of Lakes, and then explore the activities along Lake of the Isles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Northern Clay Center and then add some adventure to your tour with Riverwood Canoe & Kayak Rental.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Minneapolis online day trip planner.

Drive from Duluth to Minneapolis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Duluth in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Minneapolis, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Riverwood Canoe & Kayak Rental ©
Riverwood Canoe & Kayak Rental
Kerfoot Canopy Tour ©
Kerfoot Canopy Tour
Lake of the Isles ©
Lake of the Isles

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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): cruise along Iron Mountain Road, appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then take an unforgettable tour with Black Hills Helicopters, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Elk Peak. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Custer trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Custer takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Custer when traveling from Minneapolis in September, with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Black Hills Helicopters ©
Black Hills Helicopters
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

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