9 days in Midwest Itinerary

9 days in Midwest Itinerary

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9 days in Midwest Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Drive:  3​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
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
4
Dayton
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
End: Indianapolis

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, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chicago travel route website .

Indianapolis to Chicago is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago. May in Chicago sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
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 14th (Tue), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saint Louis Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at City Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Gateway Arch, then have some family-friendly fun at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis travel route builder site .

Fly from Chicago to Saint Louis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Chicago in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Saint Louis, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): cool off at Silver Dollar City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): get your game on at Escape Code, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, 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 May, daytime highs in Branson are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Dayton.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Escape Code ©
Escape Code
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum

1
day
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Carillon Historical Park, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force, and then head outdoors with Dayton Dragons Baseball.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Branson to Dayton takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Branson to Dayton. In May, daytime highs in Dayton are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Dayton

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park
Dayton Dragons Baseball ©
Dayton Dragons Baseball

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