7 days in Midwest Itinerary

7 days in Midwest Itinerary

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7 days in Midwest Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Kansas City
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Springfield

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Saint Louis is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, parks, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Saint Louis Zoo, contemplate the long history of Missouri Botanical Garden, and examine the collection at City Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saint Louis travel planner .

Springfield to Saint Louis is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In March in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kansas City trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Saint Louis to Kansas City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
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

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, historic sites, 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, don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago day trip planning site .

You can fly from Kansas City to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Kansas City in March, things will get little chillier in Chicago: highs are around 45°F and lows about 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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