11 days in Chicago, Kansas City & Richmond Itinerary

11 days in Chicago, Kansas City & Richmond Itinerary

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1
Chicago
— 3 nights
2
Kansas City
— 5 nights
3
Richmond
— 1 night

3
nights
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Ohio Street Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Oriental Institute Museum and The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Tribune Tower, learn about all things military at Pritzker Military Museum & Library, see the interesting displays at Glessner House, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Church.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago day trip planning site.

Richmond to Chicago is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Richmond to Chicago. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Richmond in July: highs in Chicago hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Kansas City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Oriental Institute Museum ©
Oriental Institute Museum
American Writers Museum ©
American Writers Museum

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as National Frontier Trails Museum and 1879 Chicago & Alton RR Depot. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Liberty Jail Historic Site and Vaile Mansion. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at TWA Museum, explore the galleries of Jesse James Bank Museum, wander the streets of Brookside, and do a tasting at Amigoni Urban Winery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kansas City online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Kansas City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Kansas City, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for Richmond.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Independence, Liberty
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Illusions ©
Museum of Illusions
Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum ©
Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum
National Frontier Trails Museum ©
National Frontier Trails Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): witness the site of a historic battle at Richmond National Battlefield Park, take in the exciting artwork at Shockoe Bottom Clay, thenget engrossed in the history at The John Marshall House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. On your second day here, take a stroll through Church Hill Neighorhood, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, thendo a tasting at Blue Bee Cider, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Fan District.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Richmond day trip tool.

You can fly from Kansas City to Richmond in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Richmond due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Richmond National Battlefield Park ©
Richmond National Battlefield Park
The John Marshall House ©
The John Marshall House
Fan District ©
Fan District

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