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Chicago, The Midwest & The Great Lakes

Chicago, Midwest & Great Lakes holidays

Experience the real American Midwest.

The Midwest is home to the bustling cities of Chicago, Columbus, Cleveland, but is also known for the magnificent Great Lakes, Northwoods and Badlands.
Choose from our Chicago, Midwest & Great Lakes fly drives, escorted tours, motorhomes and rail tours. 
Route 66

Chicago, Midwest and the Great Lakes offer roads that stretch as far as the eye can see, and a vast continent of dramatic contrasts to discover.


Wheatfield at sunset

Experience your holiday with the experts – our escorted tours are guided and allow you to explore the best of Chicago, the Midwest and the Great Lakes.


Lighthouse on Lake Michigan

A Chicago, Midwest and the Great Lakes motorhome holiday offers you the flexibility and the freedom to go where you want, when you want.


Dodge City, Kansas

A Chicago, Midwest and the Great Lakes rail adventure gives you the freedom to explore some of the American Midwest’s most famous sights by rail.


Quick facts:

Time Zone: GMT – 5
Flight time from UK: 8 hours 30 minutes

The Midwestern United States refers to the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.


In winter temperatures can fall below zero in many parts of the region while spring and autumn temperatures range from 10-20C. Summers in the Midwest tend to be humid and hot ranging from about 25-33C across many parts of the region.

Best time to visit

Winter may be best avoided due to potential road closures due to snow, but from spring through to autumn is the perfect time to visit. Avoiding the summer holidays will save you money on flights and also spare you the potentially intense heat in July and August.


The Midwest offers an abundance of natural sights such as the magnificent Great Lakes up north, the vast Northwoods, Badlands, Black Hills, Cuyahoga Valley, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Isle Royale National Park, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and more.


While of course you have the bustling cities of Chicago, Indianapolis, Columbus, Cleveland and Detroit, away from the metropolises the Midwest is known for its peace and quiet offering great places to fish, horse ride, hike, view wildlife and boat.


Though there’s no sea, the Midwest still offers some of North America’s best beaches all along the Great Lakes, especially those in Chicago where the beaches back right on to the city centre. The states of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin and Minnesota all offer beaches too.