22 days in Midwest Itinerary

22 days in Midwest Itinerary

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22 days in Midwest Itinerary

Amsterdam
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Branson
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Kansas City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Saint Louis
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Columbus
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
Amsterdam

5
days
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, and explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Central Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, expect nights in Chicago to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park

2
days
Branson

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): cool off at Silver Dollar City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at College of the Ozarks, then have some family-friendly fun at Castle of Chaos, then examine the collection at Titanic Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Branson vacation trip planner.

Fly from Chicago to Branson in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Branson sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
College of the Ozarks
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum

3
days
Kansas City

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Kansas City is known for museums, fun & games, zoos & aquariums, theme parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of National World War I Museum and Memorial, contemplate the long history of Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, and admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kansas City itinerary maker.

Getting from Branson to Kansas City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. May in Kansas City sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, Wines by Jennifer, Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

4
days
Saint Louis

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Saint Louis is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, parks, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, see the interesting displays at City Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Saint Louis Zoo, and look for gifts at Ted Drew's Frozen Custard.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Saint Louis travel planner.

You can fly from Kansas City to Saint Louis in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
Highlights from your plan
Saint Louis Zoo
The Gateway Arch
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

3
days
Columbus

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Change things up with these side-trips from Columbus: Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House (in Springfield), Dayton (Carillon Historical Park & National Museum of the U.S. Air Force) and Rockbridge (Zipline & Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, tour the pleasant surroundings at Highbanks Metro Park, examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of The Ohio Statehouse.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Columbus travel itinerary creator.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Columbus in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Columbus is 1 hour. In May in Columbus, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cleveland.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Dayton, Rockbridge, Highbanks Metro Park, Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House
Highlights from your plan
Zipline

3
days
Cleveland

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Change things up with a short trip to Cedar Point in Sandusky (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: stroll through Cleveland Metroparks, shop like a local with West Side Market, explore and take pictures at Progressive Field, and explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cleveland tour planner.

You can drive from Columbus to Cleveland in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Columbus, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cleveland, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Cedar Point
Highlights from your plan
Cleveland Metroparks
Cedar Point

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