11 days in Midwest Itinerary

11 days in Midwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Midwest trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Springfield
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly
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Dayton
— 1 night
Drive
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Rockbridge
— 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, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Saint Louis Zoo, examine the collection at City Museum, and stroll around Forest Park.

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New York City to Saint Louis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Saint Louis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Saint Louis, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

Springfield

— 2 nights

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House, and then get engrossed in the history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, take an in-depth tour of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, then identify plant and animal life at Lincoln Memorial Garden, and finally walk around Washington Park.

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You can drive from Saint Louis to Springfield in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Springfield, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

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, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, engage your brain at Field Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

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Traveling by flight from Springfield to Chicago takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Springfield in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Dayton.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Dayton

— 1 night

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the automobile self starter.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): examine the collection at National Aviation Hall of Fame, examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, and then steep yourself in history at Carillon Historical Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dayton trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Dayton in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Dayton, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Dayton are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rockbridge.

Things to do in Dayton

Museums · Historic Sites

Rockbridge

— 1 night
Rockbridge is an unincorporated community in eastern Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio, United States. On the 26th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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You can drive from Dayton to Rockbridge in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Rockbridge, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rockbridge

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife