5 days in Midwest Itinerary

5 days in Midwest Itinerary

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5 days in Midwest Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Keystone
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Omaha
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidential Trail and then explore and take pictures at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Keystone day trip planning tool .

Minneapolis to Keystone is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in May, expect Keystone to be slightly colder, temps between 59°F and 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail

1
day
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 21st (Tue), hunt for treasures at Old Market, then try to win big at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, and then enjoy some music at Henry Doorly Zoo.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Omaha holiday planner.

Fly from Keystone to Omaha in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Keystone in May; daily highs in Omaha reach 74°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Omaha

Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums Casinos

Side Trip

Horseshoe Council Bluffs
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Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Horseshoe Council Bluffs ©
Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Old Market ©
Old Market

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
The Art Institute of Chicago and The Field Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Millennium Park and Fourth Presbyterian Church. There's much more to do: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, try to win big at Horseshoe Hammond, and meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chicago day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Omaha to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Horseshoe Hammond
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

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