18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h
3
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Farmington
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Hamilton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Kansas City

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Starved Rock State Park and Cowles Bog. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Anderson Japanese Gardens (in Rockford) and The Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial (in Marseilles). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, make a trip to Buckingham Fountain, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Chicago online journey builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Chicago. In March in Chicago, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Cowles Bog, Anderson Japanese Gardens, The Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial, Starved Rock State Park
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Room Escape Games
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory Basilica, then stroll through Chestnut Ridge Park, and then enjoy some music at Kleinhans Music Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): examine the collection at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Larkin Square, and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Niagara State Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Niagara Falls, with lows of 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trips

Buffalo, Chestnut Ridge Park, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Fort Niagara State Park, Niagara Power Project Visitors Center
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Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Niagara Power Project Visitors Center ©
Chestnut Ridge Park ©
Chestnut Ridge Park

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 4th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laumeier Sculpture Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sachs Butterfly House.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Louis trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Saint Louis takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Niagara Falls in April, expect Saint Louis to be a bit warmer, temps between 67°F and 46°F. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Farmington.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Laumeier Sculpture Park ©
Laumeier Sculpture Park

5
nights
Farmington

Farmington ©
Farmington is a city in St. Step off the beaten path and head to Bob's Gasoline Alley and Arcadia Valley. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Farmington: National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (in Perryville), Pomona Winery (in Pomona) and Fort de Chartes (in Prairie du Rocher). There's much more to do: stop by Old Village Mercantile, admire the majestic nature at St. Joe State Park, contemplate the long history of Missouri Mines State Historic Site, and get engrossed in the history at Bolduc House Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Farmington online vacation planner .

You can drive from Saint Louis to Farmington in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Farmington

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Park Hills, Fort Leonard Wood, Sainte Genevieve, Arcadia Valley, Pomona Winery
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Arcadia Valley ©
Arcadia Valley
Elephant Rocks State Park ©
Elephant Rocks State Park
Bob's Gasoline Alley ©
Bob's Gasoline Alley

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Thu), have fun and explore at Kaleidoscope, get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): look for gifts at Power and Light District, explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Kansas City online itinerary planner .

Drive from Farmington to Kansas City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Hamilton.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Fun & Games Shopping
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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kaleidoscope ©
Kaleidoscope
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial

1
night
Hamilton

Hamilton ©
Hamilton is a city in Caldwell County, Missouri, United States. On the 13th (Sat), examine the collection at J. C. Penney Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Wallace State Park.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hamilton trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Hamilton takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Hamilton are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Wallace State Park
Highlights from your plan
Wallace State Park ©
Wallace State Park
J. C. Penney Museum ©
J. C. Penney Museum

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