7 days in Midwest Itinerary

7 days in Midwest Itinerary

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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Cleveland
— 1 night

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Chicago

Chicago ©

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, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier.

Plan trip to Chicago with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Kalamazoo to Chicago is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. October in Chicago sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Charles Historic District, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saint Louis Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at City Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Chicago to Saint Louis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in October, expect nights in Saint Louis to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis ©
Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch

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Cleveland

Cleveland ©

Forest City

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.
On the 12th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art and then examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cleveland day trip planner.

Getting from Saint Louis to Cleveland by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis to Cleveland, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Saint Louis, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cleveland, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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