10 days in Midwest Itinerary

10 days in Midwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Midwest trip itinerary builder

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Chicago
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Branson
— 3 nights
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Cleveland
— 3 nights
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Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Attractions like The Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, get in on the family fun at Navy Pier, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and make a trip to Buckingham Fountain.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chicago day trip planning tool.

New York City to Chicago is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Branson

— 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Silver Dollar City and Arcade City. There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, deepen your understanding at College of the Ozarks, find something for the whole family at Runaway Mountain Coaster, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Branson trip maker.

Fly from Chicago to Branson in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Branson are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Cleveland

— 3 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Cedar Point and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will thrill your kids. Step out of Cleveland to go to Sandusky and see Goofy Golf, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of USS Cod Submarine Memorial, stroll around Rocky River Reservation, and enjoy the sand and surf at Huntington Beach.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cleveland online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Branson to Cleveland takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Branson to Cleveland. When traveling from Branson in August, plan for little chillier days in Cleveland, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Beaches

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