8 days in Midwest Itinerary

8 days in Midwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Midwest sightseeing planner

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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Branson
— 2 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. 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 26th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, then examine the collection at Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis, and then appreciate the history behind The Gateway Arch. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saint Louis Zoo, see the interesting displays at City Museum, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis driving holiday planner.

Houston to Saint Louis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Houston in March, with highs in Saint Louis at 54°F and lows at 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, walk around Millennium Park, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, and get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago itinerary planner.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Chicago in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Saint Louis in March, with highs in Chicago at 45°F and lows at 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Branson.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Branson

— 2 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get in on the family fun at Arcade City, then get in on the family fun at Silver Dollar City, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then get engrossed in the history at Titanic Museum, and then get in on the family fun at Runaway Mountain Coaster.

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You can fly from Chicago to Branson in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Chicago in March, expect Branson to be a bit warmer, temps between 58°F and 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Museums

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