8 days in Midwest Itinerary

8 days in Midwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Midwest trip maker

Make it your trip
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Keystone
— 1 night
Fly
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Chicago
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Sandusky
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rockbridge
— 1 night
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Keystone

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Big Thunder Gold Mine, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then hike along Presidential Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): make a trip to Brule, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and finally admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Keystone trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Keystone is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Keystone reach 80°F and lows reach 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chicago

— 4 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, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chicago road trip site.

You can fly from Keystone to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Keystone to Chicago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Keystone in July, Chicago is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sandusky.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Sandusky

— 1 night
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Castalia Quarry Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Osborn Recreation Area, and then get in on the family fun at Cedar Point.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sandusky trip planner.

You can drive from Chicago to Sandusky in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Sandusky, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Sandusky sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Rockbridge.

Things to do in Sandusky

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Rockbridge

— 1 night
Rockbridge is an unincorporated community in eastern Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rockbridge trip planner.

You can drive from Sandusky to Rockbridge in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. July in Rockbridge sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rockbridge

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks