29 days in Midwest Itinerary

29 days in Midwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Midwest travel route builder

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Fly to Minneapolis, Bus to Duluth
1
Duluth
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Fish Creek
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Galena
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Holland
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Saint Louis
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Jefferson City
— 1 night
Drive
8
Branson
— 5 nights
Drive
9
Kansas City
— 4 nights
Fly
10
Custer
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5

3
nights
Duluth

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Explore hidden gems such as Lake Superior Railroad Museum and Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center. Visiting Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area and Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive will get you outdoors. Explore Duluth's surroundings by going to Two Harbors (Gooseberry Falls State Park, 3M Dwan Musem, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate and stroll through Canal Park.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Duluth trip planning site.

Spokane to Duluth is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Spokane to Duluth. In November in Duluth, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Duluth

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 6th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, and then admire the sheer force of Munising Falls.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Munising holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Duluth to Munising takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Duluth to Munising, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Munising are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fish Creek.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
Miners Falls ©
Waterfall
Miners Falls
4.8
Munising Falls ©
Waterfall
Munising Falls
4.7

3
nights
Fish Creek

Fish Creek is an unincorporated community located in Door County, Wisconsin, United States, within the town of Gibraltar and is located on Highway 42 along Green Bay.HistoryThe first settler of Fish Creek was Increase Claflin and his family circa 1844, but the village founder is considered to be entrepreneur Asa Thorp. Get a sense of the local culture at Cana Island Lighthouse and Washington Island Art and Nature Center. Escape the urban bustle at Schoolhouse Beach and Peninsula State Park. Step out of Fish Creek to go to Washington Island and see Jackson Harbor Maritime Museum, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, do a tasting at Harbor Ridge Winery, revel in the low prices at Door Artisan Cheese, and identify plant and animal life at Ephraim Wetlands Preserve.

To plan Fish Creek vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Munising to Fish Creek takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Munising to Fish Creek. In November, daytime highs in Fish Creek are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galena.

Things to do in Fish Creek

Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Peninsula State Park ©
State Park
Peninsula State Park
4.8

2
nights
Galena

Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Thunder Bay Falls, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., then contemplate the long history of Ulysses S. Grant Home, and finally gain interesting insight with a heritage tour. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., then get engrossed in the history at Galena / Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum, then awaken your taste buds at Massbach Ridge Tasting Room, and finally hit the slopes at Chestnut Mountain Resort.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Galena driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Fish Creek to Galena takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Holland.

Things to do in Galena

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Holland

Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. On the 13th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Pere Marquette Park, then see the interesting displays at USS Silversides Submarine Museum, and then enjoy the sea views from Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Oval Beach, walk around Tunnel Park, and then kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Holland road trip website.

Drive from Galena to Holland in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Galena to Holland is 1 hour. Traveling from Galena in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Holland, with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Holland

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

4
nights
Saint Louis

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zipline and Missouri Civil War Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Missouri History Museum and Stone Hill Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint Louis: Dierberg - Star Lane - Three Saints Tasting Room (in Hermann) and Springfield (Dana-Thomas House & Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials). The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Old Courthouse, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Charles Historic District, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, and admire the masterpieces at Saint Louis Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saint Louis trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Holland to Saint Louis by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Holland to Saint Louis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Holland in November, expect nights in Saint Louis to be about the same, around 35°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jefferson City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Zipline
4.9
Stone Hill Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Stone Hill Winery
4.3
Missouri Civil War Museum ©
History Museum
Missouri Civil War Museum
4.8

1
night
Jefferson City

Jefferson City is the capital of the State of Missouri and the fifteenth most populous city in the state. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, then ponder the world of politics at Missouri State Capitol, then get a sense of history and politics at Missouri Supreme Court Building, and finally steep yourself in history at Missouri State Penitentiary.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jefferson City route maker.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Jefferson City takes 2.5 hours. November in Jefferson City sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Jefferson City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Missouri State Capitol ©
Government Building
Missouri State Capitol
4.6

5
nights
Branson

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Veterans Memorial Museum and Historic Downtown Branson are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Talking Rocks Cavern and 165 Scenic Overlook. When in Branson, make a side trip to see Dogwood Canyon Nature Park in Lampe, approximately Lampe away. There's much more to do: hike along Lost Canyon Nature Trail and Cave, get in on the family fun at Runaway Mountain Coaster, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lost Canyon Nature Trail - Top of the Rock.

To plan Branson vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Jefferson City to Branson in 3 hours. In November in Branson, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
Wildlife Area
National Tiger Sanctuary
4.7

4
nights
Kansas City

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Science City and Cabela's. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site and Patee House Museum. Step out of Kansas City with an excursion to Pirtle Winery in Weston--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Kaleidoscope, get a taste of the local shopping with Country Club Plaza, see the interesting displays at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, and steep yourself in history at Union Station.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kansas City trip builder tool.

Drive from Branson to Kansas City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. November in Kansas City sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Arabia Steamboat Museum ©
History Museum
Arabia Steamboat Museum
4.7
Patee House Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Patee House Museum
4.6

2
nights
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 29th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, then see the world from above with Black Hills Helicopters, then hike along Presidential Trail, and finally learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wind Cave National Park and then cruise along Iron Mountain Road.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Custer trip planning website.

You can fly from Kansas City to Custer in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kansas City in November; daily highs in Custer reach 45°F and lows reach 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Black Hills Helicopters ©
Helicopter Tour
Black Hills Helicopters
5.0
Prairie Berry Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Prairie Berry Winery
4.6

Similar trips

31 days in Midwest BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, teens, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 57 days in Midwest BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Midwest BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 42 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Midwest BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, relaxing, romantic, museums, popular sights Preferences: November, relaxing, romantic, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Midwest BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in Midwest BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular sights Preferences: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Midwest BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: June, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: October, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in Midwest BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Midwest BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 3 days in Midwest BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more trips