12 days in Midwest Itinerary

12 days in Midwest Itinerary

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Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly
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Branson
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rockbridge
— 1 night
Drive
6
Cleveland
— 1 night
Fly

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nights
Chicago

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, stroll around Millennium Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and learn more about the world around you at Field Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chicago tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Chicago. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip
Millennium Park
Must see
Millennium Park
4.8

2
nights
Branson

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.
On the 15th (Thu), cool off at Silver Dollar City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at College of the Ozarks, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum, and finally find something for the whole family at Runaway Mountain Coaster.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Branson trip planner.

Getting from Chicago to Branson by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Chicago in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Branson, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Silver Dollar City ©
Water Park
Silver Dollar City
4.3
Titanic Museum ©
History Museum
Titanic Museum
4.5

3
nights
Saint Louis

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Saint Louis is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get thoroughly spooked out with STL Haunted History, look for all kinds of wild species at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, and get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip planner.

Traveling by car from Branson to Saint Louis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
STL Haunted History ©
Ghost / Vampire Tour
STL Haunted History
5.0
The Gateway Arch ©
Observation Deck
The Gateway Arch
4.5

1
night
Nashville

Nashville is a town in Washington Township, Brown County, Indiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take a pleasant ride with Schooner Valley Stables, stroll around Brown County State Park, and then take a memorable tour with Holler Hoppin' Zip Lines.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nashville visit planner.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Nashville in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Saint Louis in October: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 64°F and lows are around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rockbridge.

Things to do in Nashville

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Schooner Valley Stables ©
Horseback Riding Tour
Schooner Valley Stables
4.9

1
night
Rockbridge

Rockbridge is an unincorporated community in eastern Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio, United States. On the 21st (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Hocking Hills State Park, identify plant and animal life at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rockbridge travel route planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Rockbridge in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Rockbridge can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Rockbridge

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Zipline
5.0

1
night
Cleveland

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and then try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cleveland trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Rockbridge to Cleveland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cleveland when traveling from Rockbridge in October, with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos
Highlights from your trip
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Specialty Museum
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
4.4

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