10 days in Midwest Itinerary

10 days in Midwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Midwest trip builder

Make it your trip
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Branson
— 2 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cleveland
— 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, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saint Louis Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis day trip site.

Washington DC to Saint Louis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Saint Louis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Branson

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get outside with Outdoor Activities, get in on the family fun at Silver Dollar City, and then take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at College of the Ozarks and then explore the activities along Table Rock Lake.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Branson trip planner.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Branson in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Chicago

— 4 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, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and get in on the family fun at Navy Pier.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago route maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Branson to Chicago takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In June in Chicago, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Cleveland.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cleveland

— 1 night

Forest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art and then see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cleveland journey website.

Getting from Chicago to Cleveland by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Cleveland. In June in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums