11 days in Chicago, Kansas City & Richmond Itinerary

11 days in Chicago, Kansas City & Richmond Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Richmond
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Kansas City
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
3
Richmond
— 3 nights
End: Richmond

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
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 landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and take in the waterfront at Navy Pier.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip planner.

Richmond to Chicago is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Richmond to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Richmond in July: highs in Chicago hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

3
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Venture out of the city with trips to Holladay Distillery (in Weston) and Queen's Pantry Teas (in Leavenworth). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, admire the natural beauty at The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Peter.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Kansas City trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Kansas City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Kansas City are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Independence, Holladay Distillery, Cathedral of Saint Peter, Queen's Pantry Teas, Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
Highlights from your plan
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

3
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Richmond: Williamsburg (St. George Tucker House, Colonial Williamsburg, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, experience rural life at Maymont, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Richmond day trip app.

Getting from Kansas City to Richmond by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Richmond. In August, daytime highs in Richmond are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Williamsburg
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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