10 days in Midwest Itinerary

10 days in Midwest Itinerary

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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Branson
— 2 nights
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Keystone
— 2 nights

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, find something for the whole family at Navy Pier, and don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Chicago driving holiday planner.

Billings to Chicago is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Billings to Chicago. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from Billings in September, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, then pause for some photo ops at The Gateway Arch, and finally get lost in a book at Central Public Library. On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo, then examine the collection at City Museum, and then have some family-friendly fun at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Saint Louis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Chicago, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saint Louis, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

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Branson

Branson ©

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.
On the 18th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake and then make a splash at Silver Dollar City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, take in nature's colorful creations at College of the Ozarks, then deepen your understanding at Titanic Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Escape Code.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Branson road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Branson takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Branson sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
College of the Ozarks ©
College of the Ozarks
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum

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Keystone

Keystone ©

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest and then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Keystone trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Branson to Keystone in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Branson to Keystone is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Branson in September: high temperatures in Keystone hover around 71°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

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