13 days in Midwest Itinerary

13 days in Midwest Itinerary

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13 days in Midwest Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Cleveland
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 30​min
Branson
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
Superior
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

3
days
Cleveland

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marblehead Lighthouse State Park and Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial. Family-friendly places like African Safari Wildlife Park and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Progressive Field.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cleveland trip planner .

Fort Lauderdale to Cleveland is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, tram, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July, expect Cleveland to be a bit cooler, temps between 79°F and 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Cleveland

#Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Parks

Side Trips

Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, African Safari Wildlife Park
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Marblehead Lighthouse State Park ©
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park
African Safari Wildlife Park ©
African Safari Wildlife Park

3
days
Branson

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Track Family Fun Parks and White Water. Step out of Branson with an excursion to Dogwood Canyon Nature Park in Lampe--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: Head underground at Talking Rocks Cavern, stroll through Branson's Promised Land Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Branson.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Branson trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cleveland to Branson takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cleveland in July: highs in Branson hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
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Zipline
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park ©
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

3
days
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Charles Historic District and The Magic House. Attractions like Grant's Farm and Saint Louis Science Center make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Saint Louis with an excursion to Six Flags St Louis in Eureka--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, make a trip to Old Courthouse, and admire the masterpieces at Saint Louis Art Museum.

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

You can do a combination of car and flight from Branson to Saint Louis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Superior.

Things to do in Saint Louis

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Six Flags St Louis, St. Charles Historic District
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Saint Louis Science Center ©
Saint Louis Science Center
Grant's Farm ©
Grant's Farm
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site ©

3
days
Superior

Superior ©
Superior is a city in, and the county seat of, Douglas County in the state of Wisconsin. Get outdoors at Onyx Beach and Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lakewalk and Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate. Explore Superior's surroundings by going to Two Harbors (Split Rock Lighthouse & Gooseberry Falls State Park). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, don't miss a visit to Canal Park, snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, and kick back and relax at Brighton Beach Park.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Superior trip itinerary planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saint Louis to Superior. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Saint Louis in July; daily highs in Superior reach 76°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Superior

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Duluth, Two Harbors, Onyx Beach
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Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park

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