60 days in Midwest Itinerary

60 days in Midwest Itinerary

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Omaha
— 2 nights
2
Kansas City
— 4 nights
3
Branson
— 5 nights
4
Saint Louis
— 5 nights
5
Indianapolis
— 5 nights
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Cincinnati
— 5 nights
7
Columbus
— 5 nights
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Cleveland
— 4 nights
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Detroit
— 3 nights
10
Chicago
— 6 nights
11
Milwaukee
— 4 nights
12
Wisconsin Dells
— 3 nights
13
Minneapolis
— 6 nights

2
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Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 18th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Platte River State Park, then try to win big at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Wabash Trace Nature Trail and then have fun and explore at Omaha Children's Museum.

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Brisbane, Australia to Omaha is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Omaha is minus 16 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Brisbane in October, with highs in Omaha at 22°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Horseshoe Council Bluffs, Platte River State Park, Wabash Trace Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Omaha Children's Museum ©
Omaha Children's Museum
Platte River State Park ©
Platte River State Park

4
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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.
Attractions like Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead and National WWI Museum and Memorial make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Kansas City side-trips: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area (in Blue Springs), Ernie Miller Nature Center (in Olathe) and Evel Knievel Museum (in Topeka). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, have fun and explore at Kaleidoscope, explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Holladay Distillery.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Kansas City online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Omaha to Kansas City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Omaha in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kansas City, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Independence, Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area, Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, Ernie Miller Nature Center, Evel Knievel Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead ©
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area ©
Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area

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Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Bring the kids along to Silver Dollar City and Titanic Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Branson: Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park (in Springfield) and Ha Ha Tonka State Park (in Camdenton). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at College of the Ozarks, find something for the whole family at Runaway Mountain Coaster, look for all kinds of wild species at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, and get your game on at TNT Old Time Photo.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Branson trip planning app.

Drive from Kansas City to Branson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park, Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, Table Rock Lake, Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Highlights from your plan
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Runaway Mountain Coaster ©
Runaway Mountain Coaster
7D Dark Ride Adventure ©
7D Dark Ride Adventure

5
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kids will enjoy Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis and City Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Louis side-trips: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (in Springfield), Pinckney Bend Distillery (in New Haven) and Elephant Rocks State Park (in Belleview). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, meet the residents at Saint Louis Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, and identify plant and animal life at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saint Louis road trip planning app.

Getting from Branson to Saint Louis by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Pinckney Bend Distillery, Elephant Rocks State Park, The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
Elephant Rocks State Park ©
Elephant Rocks State Park

5
nights
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Bring the kids along to Room Escape Games and Exotic Feline Rescue Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Conner Prairie (in Fishers), Brown County Pioneer Museum and Old Log Jail (in Nashville) and Indiana University (in Bloomington). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, get outside with Grand Park Sports Campus, and get in on the family fun at Deming Park.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Indianapolis online trip builder.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Indianapolis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. November in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Forest Park, TPA Park, Deming Park, Exotic Feline Rescue Center, Conner Prairie
Highlights from your plan
Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Exotic Feline Rescue Center ©
Exotic Feline Rescue Center

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Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Attractions like National Museum of the US Air Force and Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cincinnati: Miami Valley Gaming (in Lebanon), Carillon Historical Park (in Dayton) and Cincinnati Nature Center (in Milford). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, test your team's savvy at Houdini's Room Escape, and don't miss a visit to Portsmouth Floodwall Mural.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cincinnati road trip app.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Cincinnati, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Dayton, Miami Valley Gaming, Portsmouth Floodwall Mural, Cincinnati Nature Center, Kings Island
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
National Museum of the US Air Force
Kings Island ©
Kings Island
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

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Columbus

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Family-friendly places like Zipline and Rockhouse will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Columbus side-trips: Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve (in Rockbridge), Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (in Powell) and Tawawa Park (in Sidney). There's much more to do: Head underground at Old Man's Cave, appreciate the history behind Christopher Columbus Statue, get a taste of local nightlife at Columbus Axe Throwing, and look for all kinds of wild species at Char-Mar Ridge Preserve.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Columbus trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cincinnati to Columbus in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Columbus sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Logan, Rockbridge, Char-Mar Ridge Preserve, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Grounds of Remembrance
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium ©
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Tawawa Park ©
Tawawa Park

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Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Attractions like Cedar Point and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Warther Museum (in Dover), The Farm at Walnut Creek (in Sugarcreek) and F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm (in Akron). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, admire the natural beauty at Fellows Riverside Gardens, steep yourself in history at Gazebo & Green, Hudson, and identify plant and animal life at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center.

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You can drive from Columbus to Cleveland in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Cleveland are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Detroit.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bay Village, Cedar Point, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Warther Museum, The Farm at Walnut Creek
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Bay Lanes Bowling ©
Bay Lanes Bowling

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Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Detroit Institute of Arts and Toledo Museum of Art. Venture out of the city with trips to EpIQ Escapes (in Jackson) and Oak Openings Preserve Metropark (in Toledo). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, and explore the galleries of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Detroit trip planner.

You can drive from Cleveland to Detroit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cleveland in November, Detroit is a bit cooler at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dearborn, Toledo, EpIQ Escapes
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Toledo Museum of Art ©
Toledo Museum of Art
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark ©
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will enjoy The Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: South Bend (Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes & Basilica of the Sacred Heart) and Silver Beach Carousel (in Saint Joseph). The adventure continues: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, stop by The Magnificent Mile, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Detroit to Chicago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

South Bend, Oak Park, Horseshoe Hammond, Silver Beach Carousel
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Family-friendly places like Bookworm Gardens and Harley-Davidson Museum will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Milwaukee: Horicon Marsh (in Mayville), Shalom Wildlife Zoo (in West Bend) and Whistling Straits Golf Course - Straits and Irish (in Kohler). There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Edwards Apple Orchard, admire the natural beauty at Rotary Botanical Gardens, and admire the striking features of SC Johnson Headquarters.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Milwaukee route tool.

Getting from Chicago to Milwaukee by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rotary Botanical Gardens, Edwards Apple Orchard, Bookworm Gardens, Horicon Marsh, Green Meadows Petting Farm
Highlights from your plan
Bookworm Gardens ©
Bookworm Gardens
Green Meadows Petting Farm ©
Green Meadows Petting Farm
Shalom Wildlife Zoo ©
Shalom Wildlife Zoo

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Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells ©
Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zipline and Wisconsin Deer Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wisconsin Dells: Madison (Henry Vilas Zoo & Olbrich Botanical Gardens), EAA Aviation Museum (in Oshkosh) and Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center (in Spring Green). There's still lots to do: stop by Capones Old Time Pic. Studio and have some family-friendly fun at Laser Warfare.

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Traveling by car from Milwaukee to Wisconsin Dells takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Milwaukee in December; daily highs in Wisconsin Dells reach -1°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Madison, EAA Aviation Museum, Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Olbrich Botanical Gardens ©
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Zipline
Wisconsin Deer Park ©
Wisconsin Deer Park

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Minneapolis Institute of Art and Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Minneapolis: National Eagle Center (in Wabasha), Sargent's Nursery (in Red Wing) and Extreme Sandbox (in Hastings). There's lots more to do: walk around Buena Vista Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game, and find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe.

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Traveling by car from Wisconsin Dells to Minneapolis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -10°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Rochester, Bloomington, National Eagle Center, Sargent's Nursery
Highlights from your plan
Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo ©
Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory ©
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

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