11 days in Midwest Itinerary

11 days in Midwest Itinerary

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11 days in Midwest Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  6​h
2
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Branson
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells ©
Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
On the 14th (Tue), take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cool off at Noah's Ark Water Park, then get your game on at Elusive Escape Rooms, and then examine the collection at Mr Marvel's Wondertorium.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Wisconsin Dells trip planning website .

Newark to Wisconsin Dells is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark to Wisconsin Dells, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Newark in July; daily highs in Wisconsin Dells reach 80°F and lows reach 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks Fun & Games Tours

Side Trip

Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center
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Noah's Ark Water Park ©
Noah's Ark Water Park
Zipline
Wisconsin Deer Park ©
Wisconsin Deer Park

3
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Bring the kids along to Saint Louis Zoo and Sachs Butterfly House. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Gateway Arch, admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, examine the collection at City Museum, and experience rural life at Grant’s Farm.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Saint Louis online visit planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Wisconsin Dells to Saint Louis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Wisconsin Dells in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Saint Louis: highs are around 89°F and lows about 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
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Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
City Museum ©
City Museum
Grant’s Farm ©
Grant’s Farm

2
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Silver Dollar City and then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Code. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at The Branson Sawmill, take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, and finally find something for the whole family at Arcade City.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Branson trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Saint Louis to Branson in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums
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Escape Code ©
Escape Code
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
The Branson Coaster at The Sawmill ©
The Branson Coaster at The Sawmill

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Museum of Science and Industry and Lincoln Park Zoo. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, and admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip builder app .

Getting from Branson to Chicago by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. July in Chicago sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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