5 days in Midwest Itinerary

5 days in Midwest Itinerary

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5 days in Midwest Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Duluth
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Branson
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

1
day
Duluth

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 26th (Tue), cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, make a trip to Canal Park, then take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Duluth road trip planner .

Los Angeles to Duluth is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. In March, Duluth is much colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 34°F and lows of 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Duluth

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
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Room Escape Games
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 27th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and finally explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and then make a trip to 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Duluth to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Duluth in March, with highs in Chicago at 45°F and lows at 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, explore the activities along Table Rock Lake, and then browse the different shops at Branson Landing.

Before you visit Branson, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Chicago to Branson by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in March; daily highs in Branson reach 58°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Branson Landing ©
Branson Landing

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