5 days in Midwest Itinerary

5 days in Midwest Itinerary

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5 days in Midwest Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
1
Kansas City
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Kansas City

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Wyandotte County Lake Park, take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial, and then examine the collection at Bingham Waggoner Estate.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kansas City tour itinerary maker app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Kansas City. In January, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bingham Waggoner Estate, Wyandotte County Lake Park
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Bingham Waggoner Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Estate
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Wyandotte County Lake Park ©
Wyandotte County Lake Park

1
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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 18th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and then stroll through Saint Louis Zoo.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Saint Louis itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kansas City to Saint Louis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Magnificent Mile and Millennium Park. The Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Cultural Center will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Park Zoo, contemplate the long history of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, try to win big at Horseshoe Hammond, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chicago road trip planning site .

Getting from Saint Louis to Chicago by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Saint Louis in January: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 32°F and lows are around 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, Horseshoe Hammond
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

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