9 days in Midwest Itinerary

9 days in Midwest Itinerary

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Traverse City
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Munising
— 2 nights
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Fish Creek
— 1 night
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Galena
— 1 night
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Branson
— 3 nights

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Traverse City

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Cherry Capital of the World

Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
On the 17th (Sat), do a tasting at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Traverse City itinerary planner.

Dallas to Traverse City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Traverse City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in October, you will find days in Traverse City are colder (60°F), and nights are little chillier (44°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Munising.

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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
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Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, and then admire the sheer force of Munising Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Munising online tour builder.

You can drive from Traverse City to Munising in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fish Creek.

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Waterfall
Miners Falls
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Munising Falls
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Fish Creek

Fish Creek ©
Fish Creek is an unincorporated community located in Door County, Wisconsin, United States, within the town of Gibraltar and is located on Highway 42 along Green Bay.HistoryThe first settler of Fish Creek was Increase Claflin and his family circa 1844, but the village founder is considered to be entrepreneur Asa Thorp. On the 21st (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours, then immerse yourself in nature at Peninsula State Park, and then do a tasting at Lautenbach's Orchard Country.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fish Creek trip itinerary app.

Drive from Munising to Fish Creek in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Fish Creek can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Galena.

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Galena

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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 22nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant Home, sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Galena trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Fish Creek to Galena by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Galena can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Galena

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Ghost & Vampire Tours
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Ulysses S. Grant Home
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Branson

Branson ©

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lost Canyon Nature Trail and Cave and 165 Scenic Overlook. Visiting National Tiger Sanctuary and Branson Zipline at Wolfe Mountain will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Dogwood Canyon Nature Park in Lampe (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Lost Canyon Nature Trail - Top of the Rock, learn about winemaking at Stone Hill Winery, identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Branson trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Galena to Branson takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Branson is somewhat warmer than Galena - with highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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