9 days in Midwest Itinerary

9 days in Midwest Itinerary

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9 days in Midwest Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  5​h
Saint Louis
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
New York City

4
days
Saint Louis

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: make a trip to The Gateway Arch, stroll through Missouri Botanical Garden, ponder the world of politics at Gateway Arch & Old Courthouse, and see the interesting displays at City Museum.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Saint Louis tour itinerary maker site .

New York City to Saint Louis is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Saint Louis is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Saint Louis are somewhat warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

5
days
Chicago

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: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, and make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago day trip planning app .

Getting from Saint Louis to Chicago by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Saint Louis in May, things will get a bit cooler in Chicago: highs are around 72°F and lows about 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago ©