8 days in Galena & Chicago Itinerary

8 days in Galena & Chicago Itinerary

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8 days in Galena & Chicago Itinerary

Chicago
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
Galena
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Chicago
— 5 nights
Chicago

2
days
Galena

Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. On the 12th (Tue), stop by Galena Garlic, learn about winemaking at Galena Cellars Winery & Vineyard, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant Home, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, then don't miss a visit to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Galena sightseeing planner.

Chicago to Galena is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Galena, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Galena

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Dubuque
Highlights from your plan
Ulysses S. Grant Home
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Galena Garlic

6
days
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Silver Beach County Park and Grand Mere State Park. There's much more to do: shop like a local with The Magnificent Mile, stroll through Lincoln Park Zoo, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, and engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chicago itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Galena to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Galena in September, Chicago is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Silver Beach County Park, Horseshoe Hammond Casino, Grand Mere State Park
Highlights from your plan
Silver Beach County Park
The Magnificent Mile
Horseshoe Hammond Casino

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