13 days in Midwest Itinerary

13 days in Midwest Itinerary

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13 days in Midwest Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Toledo
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Omaha
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Branson
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Dubai

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Family-friendly places like Lincoln Park Zoo and Shedd Aquarium will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry.

For maps and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago visit app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Chicago is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Dubai to Chicago. Traveling from Dubai in May, expect Chicago to be cooler, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Toledo.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Horseshoe Hammond
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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

1
night
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): kick back and relax at Maumee Bay State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Toledo sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Chicago to Toledo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Toledo is 1 hour. In May in Toledo, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Maumee Bay State Park
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Oak Openings Preserve Metropark ©
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
Maumee Bay State Park ©
Maumee Bay State Park

1
night
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): try your luck at Horseshoe Council Bluffs and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Henry Doorly Zoo.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Omaha travel route tool .

Traveling by flight from Toledo to Omaha takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toledo to Omaha is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Omaha can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Omaha

Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Horseshoe Council Bluffs
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Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Horseshoe Council Bluffs ©
Horseshoe Council Bluffs

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.
Get in touch with nature at National Tiger Sanctuary and Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery. Bring the kids along to Silver Dollar City and Fishing Charters & Tours.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Branson trip tool .

You can fly from Omaha to Branson in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Wildlife Theme Parks Tours

Side Trip

National Tiger Sanctuary
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National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, then see the interesting displays at City Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Sachs Butterfly House. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and then stroll through Saint Louis Zoo.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Louis day trip app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Branson to Saint Louis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
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Sachs Butterfly House ©
Sachs Butterfly House
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
City Museum ©
City Museum

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