6 days in Springdale & Midwest Itinerary

6 days in Springdale & Midwest Itinerary

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6 days in Springdale & Midwest Itinerary

Start: Fort Smith
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Springdale
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Branson
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Fort Smith

1
day
Springdale

Springdale ©
Springdale is the fourth-largest city in Arkansas, and is located in both Washington and Benton counties in Northwest Arkansas. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): hike along Razorback Regional Greenway and then do a tasting at Tontitown Winery.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Springdale road trip planner.

Fort Smith to Springdale is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Fort Smith in November: highs in Springdale hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Branson.

Things to do in Springdale

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Razorback Regional Greenway
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Tontitown Winery ©
Tontitown Winery

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 27th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and then get in on the family fun at Silver Dollar City.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Branson online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Springdale to Branson in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Branson are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church ©
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, and meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chicago online trip maker .

Fly from Branson to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Branson in November, expect nights in Chicago to be about the same, around 35°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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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
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 1st (Sun), explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kansas City trip planning app .

You can fly from Chicago to Kansas City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Chicago in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kansas City: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Fun & Games
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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

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