7 days in Chicago & Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

7 days in Chicago & Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

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7 days in Chicago & Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

Chicago
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
Bonita Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Chicago

5
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Family-friendly places like Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago and Wrigley Field will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Chicago. In December, plan for daily highs up to 39°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bonita Springs.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium

2
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Bonita Springs

Bonita Springs is a city in Lee County, Florida, United States. On the 4th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Myers Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Barefoot Beach Preserve, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then look for gifts at Sun Harvest Citrus.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Chicago to Bonita Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Bonita Springs is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in January, expect Bonita Springs to be warmer, temps between 74°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bonita Springs

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, Sun Harvest Citrus, J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach
Barefoot Beach Preserve ©
Barefoot Beach Preserve

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