60 days in Midwest Itinerary

60 days in Midwest Itinerary

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Drive to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Fly to MBS International Airport, Drive to Traverse City
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Traverse City
— 5 nights
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Ely
— 2 nights
Drive to Duluth, Fly to Milwaukee
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Milwaukee
— 5 nights
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South Bend
— 5 nights
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Chicago
— 6 nights
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Galena
— 4 nights
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Kansas City
— 5 nights
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Branson
— 5 nights
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New Haven
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Saint Louis
— 5 nights
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Cincinnati
— 5 nights
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Columbus
— 5 nights
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Cleveland
— 5 nights
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Drive to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Fly to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Drive to Thomaston

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Traverse City — 5 nights

Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Change things up with these side-trips from Traverse City: Green Bird Cellars & Organic Farms (in Northport), Tandem Cider (in Suttons Bay) and Leelanau Wine Cellars (in Omena). There's still lots to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, do a tasting at Black Star Farms, and browse the eclectic array of goods at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Traverse City online vacation planner.

Thomaston to Traverse City is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Thomaston in February; daily highs in Traverse City reach 30°F and lows reach 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Ely.
Wineries · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
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Ely — 2 nights

Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips. On the next day, indulge in some personalized pampering at The Pebble Spa Co. and then glide through natural beauty at Flathorn - Gegoka Cross Country Ski Trails.

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You can fly from Traverse City to Ely in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Traverse City in February: high temperatures in Ely hover around 18°F and lows are around -4°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Milwaukee.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas
Side Trip

Milwaukee — 5 nights

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milwaukee: The Blind Horse Winery (in Kohler), Climbing Tours (in Baraboo) and Spas (in Lake Geneva). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Cedar Creek Winery, steep yourself in history at Pabst Mansion, explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at MobCraft Beer.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Milwaukee trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Ely to Milwaukee by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Ely in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Milwaukee, with highs around 32°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly to South Bend.
Wineries · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors
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South Bend — 5 nights

South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Explore South Bend's surroundings by going to St. Julian Winery (in Paw Paw), Fenn Valley Vineyards (in Fennville) and Bell's Comstock Brewery (in Galesburg). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, do a tasting at Carpenter Creek Cellars, don't miss a visit to Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, and relax and rejuvenate at M Spa Salon and Day Spa.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the South Bend trip maker website.

You can fly from Milwaukee to South Bend in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milwaukee to South Bend. In February in South Bend, expect temperatures between 34°F during the day and 17°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chicago.
Wineries · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Spas
Side Trips

Chicago — 6 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step out of Chicago with an excursion to Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. in DeKalb--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the striking features of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago journey planner.

You can drive from South Bend to Chicago in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to fly to Galena.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Galena — 4 nights

Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galena: Park Farm Winery (in Durango), Barrel Head Winery (in Dubuque) and Jumer's Casino Rock Island (in Rock Island). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., do a tasting at Wide River Winery Tasting Room, look for gifts at Great American Popcorn Company, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Galena trip maker website.

You can fly from Chicago to Galena in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in February: high temperatures in Galena hover around 30°F and lows are around 12°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can fly to Kansas City.
Wineries · Shopping · Spas · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Kansas City — 5 nights

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kansas City: Weston (Pirtle Winery, The National Silk Art Museum, &more), Booth Family Hall of Athletics (in Lawrence) and Evel Knievel Museum (in Topeka). Next up on the itinerary: gain some tasty knowledge on Barley Bus Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at Serenity on the Square, admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kansas City route planning website.

You can fly from Galena to Kansas City in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, Kansas City is somewhat warmer than Galena - with highs of 45°F and lows of 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Branson.
Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Tours
Side Trips

Branson — 5 nights

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Branson: NRA National Sporting Arms Museum (in Springfield) and Gay Perdita Sinclair Station Route 66 Memorabalia (in Ash Grove). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, find something for the whole family at Arcade City, see the interesting displays at World's Largest Toy Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum.

To see photos and more tourist information, refer to the Branson trip maker website.

You can drive from Kansas City to Branson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March in Branson, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to New Haven.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas
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New Haven — 2 nights

New Haven is a city in Franklin County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Robller Vineyard, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pinckney Bend Distillery, and then take in the exciting artwork at Astral Glass Studio and Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at White Mule Winery and then learn about winemaking at Wenwood Farm Winery.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New Haven online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Branson to New Haven takes 4 hours. In March, daytime highs in New Haven are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Saint Louis.
Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Museums
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Saint Louis — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Louis: Pere Marquette State Park (in Grafton), Pickle Springs Natural Area (in Sainte Genevieve) and Great Rivers Scenic Route (in Alton). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, ponder the world of politics at Old Courthouse, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Louis online attractions planner.

Getting from New Haven to Saint Louis by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Cincinnati.
Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Cincinnati — 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cincinnati: The Ridge Winery Tasting Room (in Vevay), National Museum of the US Air Force (in Dayton) and Lanthier Winery (in Madison). And it doesn't end there: sample some tasty brews at Cincy Brew Bus, get a new perspective on nature at Cincinnati Museum Center, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and stroll around Smale Riverfront Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cincinnati attractions planning tool.

Fly from Saint Louis to Cincinnati in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Cincinnati due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in March, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Columbus.
Wineries · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks
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Columbus — 5 nights

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rockside Winery and Vineyards (in Lancaster), Portsmouth Floodwall Mural (in Portsmouth) and Rockbridge (Zipline & Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Easton Town Center, stop by Arena District, learn about winemaking at Wyandotte Winery, and immerse yourself in nature at Hocking Hills State Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Columbus tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cincinnati to Columbus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Columbus, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cleveland.
Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Cleveland — 5 nights

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cleveland: Sols In Berlin (in Berlin), Brandywine Falls (in Sagamore Hills) and Baltic Mill Winery (in Baltic). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, view the masterpieces at Glass Bubble Project, and stroll around Rocky River Reservation.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cleveland visit planner.

You can drive from Columbus to Cleveland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Columbus in March: highs in Cleveland hover around 42°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games · Casinos
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