16 days in Midwest Itinerary

16 days in Midwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Midwest trip planner

Make it your trip
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Branson
— 3 nights
Fly
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Keystone
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sandusky
— 1 night
Drive
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Rockbridge
— 1 night
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Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Saint Louis is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at The Gateway Arch, take a memorable tour with Tours, get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo, and steep yourself in history at Campbell House Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis visit app.

Atlanta to Saint Louis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta to Saint Louis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Branson

— 3 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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 19th (Mon) at Silver Dollar City. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Titanic Museum, indulge your senses at VIP Tours of Branson, look for all kinds of wild species at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Branson trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Branson takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Branson are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Tours · Parks · Wineries

Keystone

— 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Keystone side-trips: Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Sylvan Lake, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, cruise along Needles Highway, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Elk Peak, and admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Keystone tour itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Branson to Keystone in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Branson to Keystone due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Branson in July, things will get slightly colder in Keystone: highs are around 80°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Chicago

— 5 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, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago route maker.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Chicago takes 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, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Chicago. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car 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 30th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Eleutheros Cooke House and Garden, find something for the whole family at Cedar Point, and then identify plant and animal life at Osborn Recreation Area.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sandusky trip maker tool.

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. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rockbridge.

Things to do in Sandusky

Wildlife · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Rockbridge

— 1 night
Rockbridge is an unincorporated community in eastern Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio, United States. On the 31st (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, don't miss a visit to Rockhouse, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rockbridge trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sandusky to Rockbridge takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In July in Rockbridge, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rockbridge

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip