8 days in Midwest Itinerary

8 days in Midwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Midwest trip planner

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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Keystone
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden and then don't miss a visit to The Gateway Arch. On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

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New York City to Saint Louis is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in June, expect nights in Saint Louis to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Keystone

— 2 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take a memorable drive along Needles Highway, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, hike along Presidential Trail, and then cruise along Iron Mountain Road.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Keystone vacation maker tool.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Keystone in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Saint Louis in June, with highs in Keystone at 73°F and lows at 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, try out the rides at Navy Pier, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, and make a trip to Millennium Park.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Keystone in June: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 81°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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