9 days in Midwest Itinerary

9 days in Midwest Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Midwest trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Branson
— 1 night
Drive
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Makanda
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Cincinnati
— 1 night
Drive
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Logan
— 1 night
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Branson

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park and then get in on the family fun at Silver Dollar City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: awaken your taste buds at VIP Tours of Branson and then tour the pleasant surroundings at National Tiger Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Branson day trip planner.

Tampa to Branson is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tampa in November, expect Branson to be much colder, temps between 58°F and 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Makanda.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Makanda

— 2 nights
Makanda is a village in Jackson County, Illinois, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with Mermet Springs Scuba and then get a dose of the wild on Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Henry N Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cache River State Natural Area.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Makanda online trip builder.

You can drive from Branson to Makanda in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. November in Makanda sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Makanda

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: shop like a local with The Magnificent Mile, don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and engage your brain at Field Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Makanda to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Makanda, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 50°F to lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to fly to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cincinnati

— 1 night

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cincinnati trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Cincinnati takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Logan.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
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Logan

— 1 night
Logan is a city in Hocking County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Ash Cave and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Logan trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Cincinnati to Logan in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in November, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Logan

Nature · Adventure · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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