9 days in Midwest Itinerary

9 days in Midwest Itinerary

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9 days in Midwest Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Branson
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Miami

3
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, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, and get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago road trip planning website .

Miami to Chicago is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to Chicago. Traveling from Miami in May, expect nights in Chicago to be cooler, around 52°F, while days are slightly colder, around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 3rd (Mon), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Saint Louis Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Francis Xavier Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, examine the collection at City Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Saint Louis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Chicago, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Saint Louis, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

3
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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 7th (Fri) at Silver Dollar City. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Titanic Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, get great views at College of the Ozarks, and explore the activities along Table Rock Lake.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Branson trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Saint Louis to Branson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Branson, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Table Rock Lake, Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Escape Code ©
Escape Code
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum

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