6 days in Midwest Itinerary

6 days in Midwest Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cleveland
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Keystone
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Empire
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Hart
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
End: Cleveland

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, and then don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, contemplate the long history of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, then steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Chicago trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Cleveland to Chicago is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In June in Chicago, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Oak Park
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Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

2
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 28th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and then take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Keystone trip builder site.

Getting from Chicago to Keystone by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Keystone is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in June: high temperatures in Keystone hover around 73°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Custer
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

1
night
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): kick back and relax at Lake Michigan Beach Park and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Empire trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Empire takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Keystone to Empire. In June in Empire, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hart.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

1
night
Hart

Hart ©
Hart is a city in the U.S. On the 1st (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainbow Ranch, then enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hart day trip planning app.

You can drive from Empire to Hart in 2 hours. In June in Hart, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hart

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Rainbow Ranch
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Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access ©
Rainbow Ranch ©
Rainbow Ranch

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