8 days in Midwest Itinerary

8 days in Midwest Itinerary

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Cleveland
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Ely
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Cincinnati
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Cleveland

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): steep yourself in history at West Side Market and then see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, and then try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino.

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New York City to Cleveland is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in February, with highs in Cleveland at 36°F and lows at 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Shopping

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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, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, try to win big at Horseshoe Hammond, and get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Cleveland to Chicago takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ely.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

Ely

— 1 night
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. On the 3rd (Thu), hike along Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips and then head outdoors with White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Ely trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Chicago to Ely by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Chicago in March, expect nights in Ely to be colder, around 10°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Ely

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Saint Louis

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, then make a trip to Old Courthouse, and then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis trip planner.

You can fly from Ely to Saint Louis in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Ely in March: high temperatures in Saint Louis hover around 54°F and lows are around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites

Cincinnati

— 1 night

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
On the 5th (Sat), have fun and explore at Cincinnati Museum Center and then learn insider's secrets on Cincy Brew Bus.

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Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Cincinnati takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Cincinnati are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Childrens Museums