30 days in Kansas City, Chicago & Detroit Itinerary

30 days in Kansas City, Chicago & Detroit Itinerary

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30 days in Kansas City, Chicago & Detroit Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kansas City
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Chicago
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Detroit
— 10 nights
End: Detroit

10
nights
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.
Explore Kansas City's surroundings by going to Boonville (Warm Springs Ranch & Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail), Korean War Veterans Memorial (in Overland Park) and Evel Knievel Museum (in Topeka). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at Bingham Waggoner Estate, and get your game on at Bury the Hatchet.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kansas City driving holiday website .

Detroit to Kansas City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Kansas City is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Detroit in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Kansas City, with highs around 56°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Independence, Overland Park, Kansas City, Weston, Boonville
Highlights from your plan
Holladay Distillery ©
Holladay Distillery
Room Escape Games
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial

9
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Venture out of the city with trips to South Bend (Washington Hall, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, & more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, and stroll around Millennium Park.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Chicago trip planner .

You can fly from Kansas City to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kansas City in November: highs in Chicago hover around 50°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Oak Park, South Bend, Horseshoe Hammond
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

10
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Detroit: BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League (in Novi), Carl G. Fenner Nature Center (in Lansing) and East Lansing (Saper Galleries and Custom Framing & Michigan State University). Next up on the itinerary: partake in some friendly competition at Decode Ann Arbor, explore the world behind art at Flint Institute of Arts, contemplate the long history of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, and see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Detroit attractions planner .

You can fly from Chicago to Detroit in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Detroit are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Dearborn, Frankenmuth, East Lansing, Motor City Gas
Highlights from your plan
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark ©
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point

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