32 days in Midwest Itinerary

32 days in Midwest Itinerary

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Mount Pleasant
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Hammond
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Des Plaines
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Joliet
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Rock Island
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Council Bluffs
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North Kansas City
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Elizabeth
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Cincinnati
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Shelbyville
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Anderson
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Mount Pleasant

— 3 nights
Mount Pleasant is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Isabella County, located in Central Michigan. Venture out of the city with trips to Midland (Dahlia Hill, Chippewa Nature Center, &more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Deerfield Nature Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Mount Pleasant Discovery Museum, try to win big at Soaring Eagle Casino, and examine the collection at Ziibiwing Center.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mount Pleasant visit planning tool.

Fremont to Mount Pleasant is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Fremont in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mount Pleasant, with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hammond.

Things to do in Mount Pleasant

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

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Hammond

— 3 nights
Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hammond: South Bend (Studebaker National Museum, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, &more), Indiana Dunes State Park (in Chesterton) and Lake County Historical Museum (in Crown Point). There's lots more to do: try to win big at Horseshoe Hammond, don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Monastery, grab your bike and head to Wolf Lake Memorial Park, and stroll through Silver Beach County Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hammond trip itinerary website.

Getting from Mount Pleasant to Hammond by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Des Plaines.

Things to do in Hammond

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Des Plaines

— 3 nights
Des Plaines is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Des Plaines: Anderson Japanese Gardens (in Rockford) and Six Flags Great America (in Gurnee). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Opeka, take in the pleasant sights at Chicago Botanic Garden, and try to win big at Rivers Casino Des Plaines.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Des Plaines road trip site.

Traveling by car from Hammond to Des Plaines takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Des Plaines are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Joliet.

Things to do in Des Plaines

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Joliet

— 3 nights
Joliet is a city in Kendall and Will counties in the U.S. state of Illinois, 40mi southwest of Chicago. Get out of town with these interesting Joliet side-trips: Pontiac (Museum of the Gilding Arts, Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum, &more), Ottawa (SaltTreeYoga & Washington Square Park) and Utica (August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. Tasting Room & Matthiessen State Park). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Joliet Area Historical Museum, try to win big at Harrah's Joliet Casino, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Joliet day trip website.

You can drive from Des Plaines to Joliet in an hour. In June in Joliet, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rock Island.

Things to do in Joliet

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Rock Island

— 3 nights
Rock Island is a city in and the county seat of Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Explore Rock Island's surroundings by going to Old Capitol Museum (in Iowa City) and West Branch (Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum & Herbert Hoover National Historic Site). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Quad City Botanical Center, get engrossed in the history at Rock Island Arsenal Museum, examine the collection at Hauberg Museum, and try to win big at Jumer's Casino Rock Island.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rock Island trip website.

Traveling by car from Joliet to Rock Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Council Bluffs.

Things to do in Rock Island

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Casinos

Side Trips

Council Bluffs

— 2 nights
Council Bluffs is a city in and the county seat of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): try to win big at Ameristar Casino Hotel, try to win big at Harrah's Casino, then try your luck at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, and finally make a trip to Kanesville Tabernacle. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Desoto National Wildlife Refuge, stroll around Hitchcock Nature Center, and then take in panoramic vistas at Lewis and Clark Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Council Bluffs trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rock Island to Council Bluffs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Council Bluffs can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to North Kansas City.

Things to do in Council Bluffs

Casinos · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

North Kansas City

— 3 nights
North Kansas City is a city in Clay County, Missouri, United States that despite the similarity in name to its larger counterpart, Kansas City, is an independent municipality part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. Explore North Kansas City's surroundings by going to Weston (Celtic Ranch & Pirtle Winery) and Saint Joseph (Patee House Museum, Glore Psychiatric Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Big Rip Brewing Company, try to win big at Harrah's North Kansas City Casino, steep yourself in history at Liberty Jail Historic Site, and get engrossed in the history at Jesse James Bank Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read North Kansas City trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Council Bluffs to North Kansas City in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in North Kansas City are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Elizabeth.

Things to do in North Kansas City

Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Elizabeth

— 2 nights
Elizabeth is a town in Posey Township, Harrison County, Indiana, United States. On the 2nd (Fri), have fun at Knob Creek Gun Range, identify plant and animal life at Jefferson Memorial Forest, and then try to win big at Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Civil War Fort Duffield, Head underground at Squire Boone Caverns, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Elizabeth journey planner.

Traveling by car from North Kansas City to Elizabeth takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from North Kansas City to Elizabeth due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Elizabeth

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trips

Cincinnati

— 3 nights

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Explore Cincinnati's surroundings by going to Hawthorn Hill (in Oakwood (Montgomery County)) and Dayton (Dayton Dragons Baseball & National Museum of the US Air Force). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Newport Aquarium, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, and stroll around Smale Riverfront Park.

To find photos and more tourist information, read Cincinnati attractions planner.

Drive from Elizabeth to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Traveling from Elizabeth in July, Cincinnati is slightly colder at night with lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Shelbyville.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Shelbyville

— 3 nights
Shelbyville is a city in Addison Township, Shelby County, in the U.S. state of Indiana and is the county seat. Get out of town with these interesting Shelbyville side-trips: Columbus (kidscommons, Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor and Museum, &more) and Indiana Premium Outlets (in Edinburgh). The adventure continues: stop by Not Just Popcorn.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Shelbyville trip planner.

You can drive from Cincinnati to Shelbyville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Anderson.

Things to do in Shelbyville

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Anderson

— 3 nights
Anderson is a city in and the county seat of Madison County, Indiana, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Anderson: Westfield (Grand Park Sports Campus & Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co.) and Muncie (Muncie Children's Museum & Cardinal Greenway). And it doesn't end there: try your luck at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, look for gifts at Good's Candy Shop, examine the collection at David Owsley Museum of Art, and immerse yourself in nature at Mounds State Park.

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You can drive from Shelbyville to Anderson in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Shelbyville in July, plan for slightly colder days in Anderson, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anderson

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips