31 days in Chicago & Gettysburg Itinerary

31 days in Chicago & Gettysburg Itinerary

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31 days in Chicago & Gettysburg Itinerary

Copenhagen
Fly:  12​h
Chicago
— 16 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
Gettysburg
— 13 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Copenhagen

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days
Chicago

Chicago
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Visiting Grand Mere State Park and Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area will get you outdoors. Millennium Park and Fourth Presbyterian Church will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Tom's Farm Market and Greenhouse (in Huntley), Starved Rock State Park (in Utica) and Michigan City (STATELINE BLUEBERRIES & Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, look for all kinds of wild species at Sarett Nature Center, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chicago online route planner .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Central Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in May: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint Joseph, Michigan City, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Garwood Orchards, Tom's Farm Market and Greenhouse
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Starved Rock State Park
Starved Rock State Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

12
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Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Antietam National Battlefield and Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. Shriver House Museum and Ephrata Cloister will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gettysburg: Harpers Ferry (Harpers Ferry National Historical Park & Appalachian National Scenic Trail), Lititz (Olio Olive Oils & Balsamics & Aaron's Books) and Shady Maple Farm Market (in Blue Ball). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, browse the different shops at Tanger Outlets Lancaster, and get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Gettysburg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Gettysburg due to the time zone difference. In May in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry, Lititz, National Christmas Center Family Attraction & Museum, Catoctin Mountain Park, Shady Maple Farm Market
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Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Military Park

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