3 days in Midwest Itinerary

3 days in Midwest Itinerary

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3 days in Midwest Itinerary

Start: Fargo
Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Rapid City
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Branson
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Fargo

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Suzie Cappa Art Center, then do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars, then examine the collection at Museum of Geology, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rapid City attractions planning site .

Fargo to Rapid City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fargo to Rapid City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Rapid City

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Geology ©
Museum of Geology
Firehouse Wine Cellars ©
Firehouse Wine Cellars
Suzie Cappa Art Center ©
Suzie Cappa Art Center

1
day
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
On the 4th (Sat), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, and then explore the activities along Table Rock Lake.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Branson trip planner.

You can fly from Rapid City to Branson in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Branson due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rapid City in May, with highs in Branson at 75°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Zipline

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 5th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then make a trip to Millennium Park, and finally admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago road trip app .

You can fly from Branson to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In May in Chicago, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

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