8 days in Saint Louis & Chicago Itinerary

8 days in Saint Louis & Chicago Itinerary

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8 days in Saint Louis & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Drive:  5​h
1
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Memphis

3
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
City Museum and Missouri Botanical Garden are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will enjoy Saint Louis Zoo and The Magic House. The adventure continues: stop by Ted Drew's Frozen Custard.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Saint Louis trip tool .

Memphis to Saint Louis is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Saint Louis, with lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden
City Museum ©
City Museum
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Science and Industry and Chicago Cultural Center. Visiting Lakefront Trail and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, and get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Chicago, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Saint Louis in July, you will find days in Chicago are little chillier (83°F), and nights are about the same (67°F). On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

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