4 days in Columbus & Cape Girardeau Itinerary

4 days in Columbus & Cape Girardeau Itinerary

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4 days in Columbus & Cape Girardeau Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Columbus
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Cape Girardeau
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Columbus

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rockbridge (Zipline & Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve) and National Museum of the U.S. Air Force (in Dayton). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, wander the streets of Easton Town Center, explore and take pictures at Ohio Stadium, and take a stroll around Grange Insurance Audubon Center.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Columbus trip itinerary planner.

Chicago to Columbus is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Columbus due to the time zone difference. In October in Columbus, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Girardeau.

Things to do in Columbus

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Rockbridge, National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
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Zipline
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force ©
Room Escape Games

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day
Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau ©
Cape Girardeau is a city in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lazy L Safari Park and then make a trip to Glenn House.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cape Girardeau journey builder app .

Getting from Columbus to Cape Girardeau by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Cape Girardeau is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Columbus in October, you will find days in Cape Girardeau are a bit warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Girardeau

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Lazy L Safari Park ©
Lazy L Safari Park
Glenn House ©
Glenn House

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