8 days in Midwest Itinerary

8 days in Midwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Midwest trip planner

Make it your trip
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive
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Branson
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Chicago
— 3 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 1st (Thu): go on a hair-raising tour with STL Haunted History and then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at City Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Louis planning site.

New York City to Saint Louis is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Saint Louis. Traveling from New York City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Saint Louis, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Branson

— 3 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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 3rd (Sat) at Silver Dollar City. The adventure continues: get great views at College of the Ozarks, indulge your senses at VIP Tours of Branson, get interesting insight from Branson Zipline at Wolfe Mountain, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Branson trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Branson in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Branson are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Tours · Wineries · Parks

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, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, admire the striking features of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chicago online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Branson to Chicago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Branson in October: highs in Chicago hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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