5 days in Midwest Itinerary

5 days in Midwest Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chicago
— 1 day
2
Custer
— 2 nights
3
Branson
— 1 night

1
day
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, walk around Millennium Park, and then catch a live event at Wrigley Field.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planner.

Columbus to Chicago is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Millennium Park
Millennium Park

2
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, trek along Presidential Trail, and then cruise along Iron Mountain Road.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Custer day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Custer takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Custer is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Custer. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Keystone
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Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road

1
night
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, explore the fascinating underground world of Talking Rocks Cavern, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Branson journey maker website.

You can fly from Custer to Branson in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Custer to Branson due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Custer in July, expect Branson to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery
Fishing Charters & Tours
Talking Rocks Cavern ©
Talking Rocks Cavern

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