14 days in Midwest Itinerary

14 days in Midwest Itinerary

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14 days in Midwest Itinerary

Start: Kaunas
Fly + Drive:  21​h 45​min
1
Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Columbus
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Branson
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Fort Wayne
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Kaunas

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night
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, then admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Cleveland Metroparks, then perfect your strike at Bay Lanes Bowling, and then hunt for treasures at West Side Market.

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Kaunas, Lithuania to Cleveland is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Kaunas to Cleveland, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Cleveland

Fun & Games Museums Casinos

Side Trip

Bay Lanes Bowling
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The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Bay Lanes Bowling ©
Bay Lanes Bowling

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Columbus

Columbus ©
More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
On the 13th (Sat), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, have some family-friendly fun at Columbus Axe Throwing, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Inniswood Metro Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Columbus tour itinerary site .

Drive from Cleveland to Columbus in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Cleveland, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Columbus, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Columbus

Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Inniswood Metro Gardens
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Columbus Axe Throwing ©
Columbus Axe Throwing
Room Escape Games
Inniswood Metro Gardens ©
Inniswood Metro Gardens

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, then get your game on at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis, then enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Saint Louis Zoo, then see the interesting displays at City Museum, and then browse the collection at Central Public Library.

For photos and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis tour itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Columbus to Saint Louis in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Columbus to Saint Louis. April in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

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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 16th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wilderness Chapel, contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum, and finally get your game on at Escape Code. On your second day here, gain insight at College of the Ozarks, get engrossed in the history at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Branson trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Saint Louis to Branson takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Branson

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, Table Rock Lake
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Escape Code ©
Escape Code
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chicago trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Branson to Chicago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In April, Chicago is a bit cooler than Branson - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Fort Wayne.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne ©
Fort Wayne is a city in the U.S. On the 22nd (Mon), get lost in a book at Allen County Public Library, then make a trip to Brookside Mansion, then see the interesting displays at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Room to Escape.

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You can fly from Chicago to Fort Wayne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Fort Wayne can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Wayne

Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Room to Escape ©
Room to Escape
Allen County Public Library ©
Allen County Public Library

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