7 days in Midwest Itinerary

7 days in Midwest Itinerary

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Drive
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Harrisburg
— Few hours
Drive
2
Galena
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Wisconsin Dells
— 1 night
Drive
4
Duluth
— 2 nights
Fly

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Harrisburg

Harrisburg is a city in and the county seat of Saline County, Illinois, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Garden of the Gods.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Harrisburg journey planner.

Chicago to Harrisburg is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Galena.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Galena

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. Explore hidden gems such as Galena Cellars Winery & Vineyard and Chestnut Mountain Resort. Step out of the city life by going to Horseshoe Mound and Thunder Bay Falls. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Galena / Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at The Old Blacksmith Shop, and shop like a local with River Bend Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Galena trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Harrisburg to Galena takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Harrisburg in July: high temperatures in Galena hover around 80°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Galena

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

1
night
Wisconsin Dells

Waterpark Capital of the World

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
On the 15th (Thu), take a memorable tour with Original Wisconsin Ducks, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Wisconsin Dells visit planner.

You can drive from Galena to Wisconsin Dells in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Outdoors · Tours · Golf · Adventure

2
nights
Duluth

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 16th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk, then get engrossed in the history at Split Rock Lighthouse, and then grab your bike and head to Gooseberry Falls State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, then explore the galleries of Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, and then cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Duluth travel route app.

You can drive from Wisconsin Dells to Duluth in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Wisconsin Dells, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Duluth, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip