4 days in Elgin & Missouri Itinerary

4 days in Elgin & Missouri Itinerary

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4 days in Elgin & Missouri Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  1​h
1
Elgin
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Kansas City
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h
3
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Chicago

1
day
Elgin

Elgin
Elgin is a city in Cook and Kane counties in the northern part of the U.S. To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Elgin trip site .

Chicago to Elgin is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from Chicago in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Elgin, with lows around 30°F. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Elgin

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

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 22nd (Thu), explore the engaging exhibits at Kaleidoscope, explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kansas City trip builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Elgin to Kansas City. Traveling from Elgin in November, expect Kansas City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 56°F and 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Fun & Games Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Room Escape Games
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Jewel Box, stroll through Saint Louis Zoo, and then stroll through Forest Park. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at City Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, then admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Saint Louis trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kansas City to Saint Louis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

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