32 days in Midwest & Louisville Itinerary

32 days in Midwest & Louisville Itinerary

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Scottsbluff
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Rapid City
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Sioux Falls
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Zumbrota
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Maple Grove
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Wilson
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Portage
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Crystal Lake
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Normal
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Grand Rapids
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East Jordan
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Shelby Township
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Toledo
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Akron
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Louisville
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Saint Louis
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Springfield
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Chanute
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Colby
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Scottsbluff — 1 night

Scottsbluff is a city in Scotts Bluff County, in the western part of the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Scottsbluff road trip app.

Bailey to Scottsbluff is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Bailey in September: highs in Scottsbluff hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 49°F. You'll set off for Rapid City on the 8th (Wed).
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Rapid City — 2 nights

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Change things up with a short trip to Custer State Park in Custer (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Country USA, visit Downtown Rapid City, and walk around Main Street Square.

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Drive from Scottsbluff to Rapid City in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Scottsbluff in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rapid City: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sioux Falls.
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Sioux Falls — 3 nights

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sioux Falls: Mitchell (Corn Palace & Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle). There's still lots to do: stroll around Falls Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, stroll through SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument, and do a tasting at Strawbale Winery.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sioux Falls trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Rapid City to Sioux Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Zumbrota.
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Zumbrota

Zumbrota is a city in Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States, along the North Fork of the Zumbro River. To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zumbrota route planning app.

Getting from Sioux Falls to Zumbrota by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Zumbrota can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. You'll set off for Maple Grove on the 13th (Mon).
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Maple Grove — 1 night

Maple Grove is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Paisley Park and then admire the natural beauty at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Maple Grove sightseeing tool.

Getting from Zumbrota to Maple Grove by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Wilson.
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Wilson — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Crystal Cave.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Wilson trip builder app.

Drive from Maple Grove to Wilson in 1.5 hours. In September in Wilson, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 53°F at night. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Portage.
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Portage — 1 night

Portage is a city in and the county seat of Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States. On the 16th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Historic Indian Agency House.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Portage itinerary planner.

Getting from Wilson to Portage by car takes about 3 hours. In September in Portage, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 53°F at night. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Crystal Lake.
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Crystal Lake — 3 nights

Crystal Lake is a city in McHenry County in the U.S. state of Illinois. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Oaks Recreation Area. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Volo Auto Museum and then explore and take pictures at Whiskey Acres Distilling Co..

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Crystal Lake travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Portage to Crystal Lake in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Normal.
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Normal — 1 night

Normal is a town in McLean County, Illinois, United States. On the 19th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Peoria Zoo and then go for a walk through Grand View Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Rader Family Farms.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Normal trip planner.

You can drive from Crystal Lake to Normal in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Grand Rapids.
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Grand Rapids — 2 nights

The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
On the 21st (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and then see the interesting displays at Gilmore Car Museum. Keep things going the next day: have fun and explore at Grand Rapids Children's Museum and then examine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum.

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You can drive from Normal to Grand Rapids in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Normal to Grand Rapids is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Grand Rapids can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to East Jordan.
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East Jordan — 1 night

East Jordan is a city in Charlevoix County, in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): tee off at The Legend Golf Course and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shanty Creek Resort.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the East Jordan online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Grand Rapids to East Jordan in 3 hours. When traveling from Grand Rapids in September, plan for little chillier days in East Jordan, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Shelby Township.
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Shelby Township — 1 night

On the 24th (Fri), stop by Morley Candy Makers - The Home of Sanders Candy and then contemplate the waterfront views at Stony Creek Metropark.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Shelby Township tour planning website.

Traveling by car from East Jordan to Shelby Township takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September in Shelby Township, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Toledo.
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Toledo — 3 nights

Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums and then stroll around Oak Openings Preserve Metropark.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Toledo journey planner.

Traveling by car from Shelby Township to Toledo takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Toledo are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. You will leave for Akron on the 27th (Mon).
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Akron — 1 night

Akron is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio and is the county seat of Summit County. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): hike along Cascade Valley Park.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Akron travel route app.

You can drive from Toledo to Akron in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Akron sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Louisville.
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Louisville — 3 nights

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Louisville is known for nature, museums, and breweries & distilleries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, and take in the views from The Big Four Bridge.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Louisville day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Akron to Louisville takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. September in Louisville sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 3 nights

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Saint Louis is known for sightseeing, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, take an in-depth tour of Campbell House Museum, see the interesting displays at City Museum, and experience rural life at Grant’s Farm.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Saint Louis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Louisville to Saint Louis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Springfield.
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Springfield — 1 night

On the 5th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Springfield Conservation Nature Center, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Dickerson Park Zoo, and then Head underground at Fantastic Caverns.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Springfield online holiday planner.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Springfield in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. In October in Springfield, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chanute.
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Chanute — 1 night

Chanute is a city in Neosho County, Kansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): examine the collection at Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum.

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Traveling by car from Springfield to Chanute takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Chanute can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Colby.
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Colby — 1 night

Colby is a city in and the county seat of Thomas County, Kansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Prairie Museum of Art & History, get all the information you need at Buffalo Bill Cultural Center, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): make a trip to Giant Van Gogh Painting.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Colby trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Chanute to Colby takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Chanute in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Colby, with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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