7 days in Midwest Itinerary

7 days in Midwest Itinerary

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Kansas City
— 1 day
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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Kansas City

— 1 day

City of Fountains

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 16th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, then take an in-depth tour of Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Kansas City trip planner.

Kansas City to Kansas City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Kansas City to Chicago takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kansas City in May; daily highs in Chicago reach 71°F and lows reach 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Grant’s Farm, steep yourself in history at Campbell House Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at The Gateway Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, stroll around Forest Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Saint Louis tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Saint Louis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Chicago, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Saint Louis, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums