30 days in Midwest Itinerary

30 days in Midwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Midwest trip planner
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Branson
— 3 nights
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Jefferson City
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
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Kansas City
— 3 nights
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Minneapolis
— 2 nights
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Galena
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 6 nights
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Indianapolis
— 4 nights
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Cincinnati
— 3 nights
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Cleveland
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Branson — 3 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Silver Dollar City, stroll through National Tiger Sanctuary, get engrossed in the history at Titanic Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Branson online trip maker.

Atlanta to Branson is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta to Branson, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in November, expect Branson to be slightly colder, temps between 58°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jefferson City.
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Jefferson City — 1 night

Jefferson City is the capital of the State of Missouri and the fifteenth most populous city in the state. On the 5th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Missouri State Penitentiary and then admire the striking features of America's National Churchill Museum.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jefferson City tour planner.

You can drive from Branson to Jefferson City in 3 hours. November in Jefferson City sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 3 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Pinckney Bend Distillery in New Haven (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, examine the collection at City Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden.

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Drive from Jefferson City to Saint Louis in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Kansas City.
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Kansas City — 3 nights

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 Weston (Pirtle Winery & Holladay Distillery). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and contemplate the long history of Union Station.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kansas City road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Kansas City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in November, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can fly to Minneapolis.
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Minneapolis — 2 nights

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the engaging exhibits at Minnesota Children's Museum, then look for gifts at Candyland - St Paul, and then browse the different shops at Mall of America. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Minneapolis trip tool.

Fly from Kansas City to Minneapolis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kansas City in November, things will get a bit cooler in Minneapolis: highs are around 43°F and lows about 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Galena.
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Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums
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Galena — 1 night

Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. On the 14th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Galena Veterans Memorial Park, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co..

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Galena trip planning app.

You can drive from Minneapolis to Galena in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Chicago.
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Chicago — 6 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and try to win big at Horseshoe Hammond.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Galena to Chicago takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Galena in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 35°F in Chicago. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to fly to Indianapolis.
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Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Indianapolis — 4 nights

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Indianapolis: The Miller House and Garden (in Columbus), Indiana University (in Bloomington) and Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co. (in Westfield). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stop by Rocket Fizz, get a tailor-made plan with Indy JoyRides, and explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

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Fly from Chicago to Indianapolis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. November in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Cincinnati.
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Cincinnati — 3 nights

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Change things up with a short trip to National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, try your luck at JACK Cincinnati Casino, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cincinnati attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Cincinnati takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Cincinnati sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cleveland.
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Cleveland — 3 nights

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.
Cleveland is known for museums, casinos, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, shop like a local with West Side Market, make a trip to Heinen's Downtown, and browse the exhibits of A Christmas Story House.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cleveland trip planner.

Getting from Cincinnati to Cleveland by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Cincinnati in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cleveland, with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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