8 days in Midwest Itinerary

8 days in Midwest Itinerary

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Chicago
— 1 day
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Branson
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Cincinnati
— 2 nights

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, steep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Chicago. In November, daytime highs in Chicago are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Chicago

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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple

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Branson

Branson ©

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 22nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at National Tiger Sanctuary, buy something for everyone on your list at Branson Landing, and then stop by Dick's Oldtime 5 & 10. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum, and then awaken your taste buds at VIP Tours of Branson.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Branson road trip site.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Branson takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in November: highs in Branson hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Shopping · Tours · Wineries · Parks

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National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
VIP Tours of Branson ©
VIP Tours of Branson

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, then look for all kinds of wild species at Audubon Center at Riverlands, and then identify plant and animal life at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. On the next day, look for gifts at Herbaria, identify plant and animal life at World Bird Sanctuary, then admire the masterpieces at Saint Louis Art Museum, and finally learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Saint Louis driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Branson to Saint Louis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary ©
Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary
World Bird Sanctuary ©
World Bird Sanctuary

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Cincinnati

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption and Carillon Historical Park are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and Dayton National Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Cincinnati side-trips: Jungle Jim's International Market (in Fairfield) and Dayton (Dayton Mall & National Museum of the US Air Force). There's still lots to do: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mount Adams, try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cincinnati day trip planning app.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Cincinnati in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Cincinnati. November in Cincinnati sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
National Museum of the US Air Force
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park

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