6 days in Springfield & Chicago Itinerary

6 days in Springfield & Chicago Itinerary

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6 days in Springfield & Chicago Itinerary

Chicago
subway + Fly:  3​h
Springfield
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  3​h
Chicago
— 3 nights
Chicago

2
days
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House, ponder the world of politics at Old State Capitol, then get engrossed in the history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and finally make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Illinois State Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, then learn about winemaking at Walnut Street Winery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lincoln Memorial Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Springfield trip itinerary maker .

Chicago to Springfield is an approximately 3-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in March: highs in Springfield hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Springfield

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Walnut Street Winery
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Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©

4
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Science and Industry and The Field Museum. Popular historic sites such as Millennium Park and Marquette Building are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, and meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Springfield to Chicago takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Springfield in March: highs in Chicago hover around 8°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

#Museums, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Hammond
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The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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