8 days in Southwest Missouri, Illinois & Indiana Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Missouri, Illinois & Indiana Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lexington
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Branson
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Santa Claus
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Lexington

2
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
On the 11th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Table Rock Lakeshore Trail. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a splash at Silver Dollar City.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Branson route website.

Lexington to Branson is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Branson due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Outdoors Adventure
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Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Runaway Mountain Coaster ©
Runaway Mountain Coaster
Arcade City ©
Arcade City

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
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: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chicago online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Branson to Chicago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Claus.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

1
night
Santa Claus

Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus is a town in Spencer County, Indiana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 18th (Sat), cool off at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Claus route builder website.

Getting from Chicago to Santa Claus by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Santa Claus, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Santa Claus sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Santa Claus

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari ©
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

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