15 days in Midwest & Montana Itinerary

15 days in Midwest & Montana Itinerary

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15 days in Midwest & Montana Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Branson
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Bozeman
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Calgary

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will enjoy Museum of Science and Industry and Field Museum. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, walk around Millennium Park, make a trip to The Magnificent Mile, and take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip builder .

Calgary, Canada to Chicago is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Calgary to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in February, things will get a bit warmer in Chicago: highs are around 2°C and lows about -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Hammond
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Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, perfect your strike at Bay Lanes Bowling, and then examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through natural beauty at Girdled Road Reservation, see the interesting displays at A Christmas Story House, and then try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cleveland day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Cleveland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Cleveland. In February, daytime highs in Cleveland are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Fun & Games Trails

Side Trips

Bay Lanes Bowling, Girdled Road Reservation
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Bay Lanes Bowling ©
Bay Lanes Bowling
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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 15th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saint Louis Zoo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch and then examine the collection at City Museum.

To find ratings and other tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cleveland to Saint Louis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Cleveland in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saint Louis: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
City Museum ©
City Museum
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Silver Dollar City and Escape Code. Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, find something for the whole family at The Branson Sawmill, identify plant and animal life at National Tiger Sanctuary, and take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Branson trip itinerary planner.

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 February, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

National Tiger Sanctuary
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Escape Code ©
Escape Code
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
The Branson Sawmill ©
The Branson Sawmill

3
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kids will appreciate attractions like Horseback Riding Tours and Ousel Falls Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sky (Big Sky Resort & Lone Peak). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Rockies, engage your brain at Children's Museum of Bozeman, and take an in-depth tour of American Computer & Robotics Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bozeman tour builder tool .

Fly from Branson to Bozeman in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Branson to Bozeman. In February, Bozeman is slightly colder than Branson - with highs of 2°C and lows of -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Sky, Horseback Riding Tours
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Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Horseback Riding Tours
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©

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