12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Kansas City
— 2 nights
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Minneapolis
— 2 nights
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Milwaukee
— 2 nights

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Chicago

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: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary app.

Elkhart to Chicago is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Elkhart to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in December, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Pier / Boardwalk
Navy Pier
3.8
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Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium
4.1

2
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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 24th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saint Louis Zoo, and then stroll around Forest Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at City Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Saint Louis attractions planner.

You can drive from Chicago to Saint Louis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. When traveling from Chicago in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Saint Louis: temperatures range from 45°F by day to 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites
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Specialty Museum
City Museum
4.7

2
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Kansas City

City of Fountains

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.
On the 26th (Thu), get to know the resident critters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, then get your game on at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing, then have some family-friendly fun at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): get your game on at Bury the Hatchet and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kansas City online trip maker.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Kansas City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In December in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Room Escape Game
Room Escape Games
4.8
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Entertainment Center
Blade & Timber Axe Throwing
4.7

2
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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, get your game on at The Escape Game, have some family-friendly fun at FlyOver America, then get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe, and finally find something for the whole family at Cafesjian's Carousel. On the next day, have fun at Target Field and then explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip planner.

You can drive from Kansas City to Minneapolis in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kansas City in December, with highs in Minneapolis at 28°F and lows at 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Entertainment Center
The Escape Game
4.9
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Theme Park
Nickelodeon Universe
4.4

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Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
On the 30th (Mon), examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Milwaukee County Zoo, then take an in-depth tour of Mitchell Gallery of Flight, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Lakefront Brewery. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Josaphat and then explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee trip planner.

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Milwaukee takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in December, expect Milwaukee to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°F and 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Art Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum
4.7
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Religious Site
Basilica of St. Josaphat
4.8

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