8 days in Midwest Itinerary

8 days in Midwest Itinerary

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8 days in Midwest Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Wisconsin Dells
— Few hours
train:  2​h
2
Milwaukee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hart
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Keystone
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Newark

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Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells ©
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 29th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Mr Marvel's Wondertorium and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Wisconsin Dells trip planning app .

Newark to Wisconsin Dells is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to Wisconsin Dells due to the time zone difference. In June, Wisconsin Dells is slightly colder than Newark - with highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can take a train to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Mr Marvel's Wondertorium ©
Mr Marvel's Wondertorium
Zipline

1
night
Milwaukee

Milwaukee
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): kick back and relax at Bender Park Waterfront, enjoy the sand and surf at Virmond Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Atwater Park & Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Milwaukee trip planning website .

You can take a train from Wisconsin Dells to Milwaukee in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Milwaukee sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hart.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Atwater Park & Beach, Bender Park Waterfront, Virmond Park

1
night
Hart

Hart ©
Hart is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Little Sable Point Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Silver Lake State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Silver Lake State Park.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hart online visit planner .

You can drive from Milwaukee to Hart in 5 hours. Traveling from Milwaukee to Hart, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milwaukee in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Hart, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Hart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mears
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Silver Lake State Park ©
Silver Lake State Park
Little Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Little Sable Point Lighthouse

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Science and Industry and The Art Institute of Chicago. Family-friendly places like The Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Chicago road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Hart to Chicago takes 4 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hart in July, with highs in Chicago at 83°F and lows at 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and finally explore and take pictures at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Big Thunder Gold Mine and then take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Keystone trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Keystone takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Keystone, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Custer
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

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