8 days in Midwest Itinerary

8 days in Midwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Midwest trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Milwaukee, Train to Wisconsin Dells
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Wisconsin Dells
— 1 night
Drive
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Galena
— 2 nights
Fly
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Branson
— 4 nights
Drive to Fayetteville, Fly to New York City

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Wisconsin Dells

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Fawn Creek Winery and then appreciate the views at Parfrey's Glen State Natural Area. On the next day, make a trip to Carr Valley Cheese, then look for gifts at Kernel Popcorn's Factory, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Wollersheim Winery & Distillery, and finally cool off at Wilderness Territory.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Wisconsin Dells trip planner.

New York City to Wisconsin Dells is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Wisconsin Dells is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in April, with highs in Wisconsin Dells at 53°F and lows at 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Galena.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Galena

— 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at River Bend Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Horseshoe Mound, then walk around West Street Sculpture Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Mines of Spain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Galena Canning Company, then walk around Grant Park, and then learn about winemaking at Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Galena online road trip planner.

You can drive from Wisconsin Dells to Galena in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Galena, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Branson.

Things to do in Galena

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Branson

— 4 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas and VIP Tours of Branson. Get outdoors at Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area and Top of the Rock Golf Course. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, do a tasting at Lindwedel Winery, get great views at 165 Scenic Overlook, and take an in-depth tour of Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Branson day trip planning site.

You can fly from Galena to Branson in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Galena in April; daily highs in Branson reach 67°F and lows reach 47°F. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips