5 days in Midwest Itinerary

5 days in Midwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Midwest vacation planner

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Saint Louis
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Chicago
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Saint Louis

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden and then appreciate the history behind The Gateway Arch. On your second day here, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, walk around Forest Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

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Dallas to Saint Louis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in April, with highs in Saint Louis at 67°F and lows at 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Chicago

— 3 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: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

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Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Saint Louis in April; daily highs in Chicago reach 59°F and lows reach 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Parks