15 days in Midwest Itinerary

15 days in Midwest Itinerary

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Dayton
— 1 day
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Rockbridge
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kansas City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Branson
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
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Dayton

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dayton trip planner.

Charlotte to Dayton is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in May, things will get slightly colder in Dayton: highs are around 74°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Rockbridge.

Things to do in Dayton

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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Rockbridge

Rockbridge is an unincorporated community in eastern Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Ash Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Old Man's Cave, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rockbridge travel planner.

Traveling by car from Dayton to Rockbridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Rockbridge

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

5
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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, admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Chicago road trip app.

You can fly from Rockbridge to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Chicago are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate, then explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Little Blue Trace Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Arabia Steamboat Museum, then learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and then admire the natural beauty at The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kansas City trip planner.

Fly from Chicago to Kansas City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in June: high temperatures in Kansas City hover around 87°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Branson.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

3
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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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 9th (Wed) at Silver Dollar City. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, indulge your senses at VIP Tours of Branson, take some stellar pictures from College of the Ozarks, and get engrossed in the history at Titanic Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Branson road trip site.

Getting from Kansas City to Branson by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Parks · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

3
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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: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, get engrossed in the history at Campbell House Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, and walk around Forest Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Saint Louis trip builder site.

You can drive from Branson to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites