8 days in Midwest Itinerary

8 days in Midwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Midwest vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive
3
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Fly

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Chicago

— 3 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: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the striking features of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chicago tour app.

Sioux City to Chicago is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Springfield.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Springfield

— 1 night

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lincoln Memorial Garden, then contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House, and then get engrossed in the history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Springfield vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Chicago to Springfield in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Chicago in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Springfield: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Saint Louis

— 3 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.
Saint Louis is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, meet the residents at Saint Louis Zoo, take in the architecture and design of Concordia Seminary, and admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis journey planner.

You can drive from Springfield to Saint Louis in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums