15 days in Illinois Itinerary

15 days in Illinois Itinerary

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15 days in Illinois Itinerary

London
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Chicago
— 10 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
Galena
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  14​h
London

9
days
Chicago

Chicago
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Relax by the water at Centennial Beach and Montrose Beach. Head to The Magnificent Mile and Adagio Teas Chicagofor plenty of shopping. Step out of Chicago to go to Oak Brook and see Willow Crest Golf Club, which is approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, admire the striking features of 360 CHICAGO, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chicago online trip builder .

London, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from London in February, things will get slightly colder in Chicago: highs are around 2°C and lows about -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Galena.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oak Park, Willow Crest Golf Club, Centennial Beach
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Centennial Beach
Centennial Beach
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Oak Street Beach
Oak Street Beach

4
days
Galena

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Galena: Anderson Japanese Gardens (in Rockford), Mississippi Palisades State Park (in Savanna) and Apple River Canyon State Park (in Apple River). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., stop by Galena Garlic, see the interesting displays at The Old Blacksmith Shop, and steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant Home.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Galena online route planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Chicago to Galena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Galena when traveling from Chicago in March, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galena

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hanover, Apple River Canyon State Park, Apple River Fort, Anderson Japanese Gardens, Mississippi Palisades State Park
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Anderson Japanese Gardens
Anderson Japanese Gardens
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home

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