8 days in Midwest Itinerary

8 days in Midwest Itinerary

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Custer
— 2 nights
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Duluth
— 2 nights
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Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 1 night

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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Iron Mountain Road, trek along Presidential Trail, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Custer road trip app.

New York City to Custer is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Custer due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect nights in Custer to be much colder, around 51°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Duluth.

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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Duluth

Duluth ©

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pirates Hideaway as well as Copper Falls State Park. On the 11th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Pirates Hideaway, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Congdon Park, then kick back and relax at Park Point, then snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Copper Falls State Park, stroll around Canal Park, then steep yourself in history at Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, and finally take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Duluth itinerary planner.

Fly from Custer to Duluth in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Custer in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Duluth, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

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Wisconsin Dells

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Whitefish Dunes State Park, Door County Adventure Rafting and Cave of the Mounds. On the 13th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Mounds, admire the majestic nature at Whitefish Dunes State Park, get some thrills on the water with Door County Adventure Rafting, get to know the resident critters at Wisconsin Deer Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at International Crane Foundation, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Lake State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then tee off at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Wisconsin Dells tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Duluth to Wisconsin Dells takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Duluth, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wisconsin Dells, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, then explore the activities along Lake Michigan, then walk around Millennium Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chicago online journey maker.

You can drive from Wisconsin Dells to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from Wisconsin Dells in August, with lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

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Lake Michigan
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Millennium Park
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