15 days in Midwest Itinerary

15 days in Midwest Itinerary

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Kansas City
— 2 nights
2
Chicago
— 4 nights
3
Cleveland
— 2 nights
4
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
5
Branson
— 3 nights

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Kansas City

Kansas City ©
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 10th (Sun): get your game on at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, steep yourself in history at Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate, then admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kansas City day trip planning website.

Dodge City to Kansas City is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Dodge City in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kansas City, with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Independence, Holladay Distillery, Blade & Timber Axe Throwing
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Holladay Distillery ©
Holladay Distillery
Room Escape Games
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial

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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, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, make a trip to Millennium Park, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and take in the waterfront at Navy Pier.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago day trip site.

Fly from Kansas City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Kansas City in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Chicago, with highs around 50°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

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
Millennium Park
Millennium Park

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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.
On the 17th (Sun), examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, then admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, walk around Rocky River Reservation, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Bay Lanes Bowling.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cleveland day trip tool.

You can fly from Chicago to Cleveland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Cleveland. In November in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Bay Lanes Bowling
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Rocky River Reservation ©
Rocky River Reservation

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nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Go for a jaunt from Saint Louis to New Haven to see Pinckney Bend Distillery about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, have some family-friendly fun at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis, examine the collection at City Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saint Louis online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Cleveland to Saint Louis in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cleveland to Saint Louis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Pinckney Bend Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Pinckney Bend Distillery ©
Pinckney Bend Distillery

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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.
Branson is known for nightlife, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cool off at Silver Dollar City, look for all kinds of wild species at National Tiger Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from College of the Ozarks, and have some family-friendly fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Branson trip planner.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Branson in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in November, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

National Tiger Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
College of the Ozarks ©
College of the Ozarks
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum

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