8 days in Indian Trail & Midwest Itinerary

8 days in Indian Trail & Midwest Itinerary

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Indian Trail
— 1 day
Drive to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Fly to Chicago Midway International Airport
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Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly
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Keystone
— 2 nights
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Indian Trail

— 1 day
Indian Trail is a suburban town in Union County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Wise Acres Organic Strawberry Farm and then walk around Crooked Creek Park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Indian Trail travel itinerary planner.

Charlotte to Indian Trail is an approximately half hour car ride. June in Indian Trail sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Indian Trail

Parks

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, and walk around Millennium Park.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Chicago day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Indian Trail to Chicago. Traveling from Indian Trail to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Indian Trail in June, with highs in Chicago at 81°F and lows at 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Keystone

— 2 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area, explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest, cruise along Needles Highway, and then take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Keystone trip builder app.

Getting from Chicago to Keystone by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chicago in June, with highs in Keystone at 73°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park

— 2 nights
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, take a memorable drive along Loop Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at White River Valley Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape at Bigfoot Pass Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Badlands National Park online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Keystone to Badlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Keystone in June, with highs in Badlands National Park at 83°F and lows at 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip