8 days in Midwest Itinerary

8 days in Midwest Itinerary

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1
Branson
— 3 nights
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
3
Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and Table Rock Lake. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arcade City and 165 Scenic Overlook. Change things up with a short trip to Dogwood Canyon Nature Park in Lampe (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at The Branson Coaster, browse the different shops at Branson Landing, identify plant and animal life at National Tiger Sanctuary, and have some family-friendly fun at Escape Code.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Branson trip itinerary builder app.

San Francisco to Branson is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Branson. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in February, with highs in Branson at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Table Rock Lake, National Tiger Sanctuary, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, Lost Canyon Nature Trail and Cave
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Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery
Escape Code ©
Escape Code

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, thenadmire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, thenstroll around Millennium Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Fox in a Box Chicago, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake Michigan, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Branson to Chicago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Branson in February; daily highs in Chicago reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Lake Michigan
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Fox in a Box Chicago ©
Fox in a Box Chicago
Lake Michigan ©
Lake Michigan
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells ©
Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
On the 8th (Mon), have some family-friendly fun at Wizard Quest, thenkick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, thentest your problem-solving skills at Elusive Escape Rooms, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Laser Warfare. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Devil's Lake State Park and then find something for the whole family at Wilderness Territory.

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Traveling by car from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chicago in February, with highs in Wisconsin Dells at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Fun & Games Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Devil's Lake State Park
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Wizard Quest ©
Wizard Quest
Zipline
Elusive Escape Rooms ©
Elusive Escape Rooms

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