20 days in Springfield, Saint Louis & Chicago Itinerary

20 days in Springfield, Saint Louis & Chicago Itinerary

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Springfield
— 4 nights
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Saint Louis
— 7 nights
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Chicago
— 7 nights
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Springfield

— 4 nights

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Springfield is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, identify plant and animal life at Lincoln Memorial Garden, and contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House.

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Frankfurt, Germany to Springfield is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to Springfield is minus 7 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums · Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors

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Saint Louis

— 7 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Explore Saint Louis' surroundings by going to Church Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows (in Rhineland), Pinckney Bend Distillery (in New Haven) and Iron Spike Model Train Museum (in Washington). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, examine the collection at City Museum, walk around Forest Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

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Drive from Springfield to Saint Louis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Chicago

— 7 nights

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, take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Chicago, and take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

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You can fly from Saint Louis to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, Chicago is a bit cooler than Saint Louis - with highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Childrens Museums

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