9 days in Chicago and Beyond Itinerary

9 days in Chicago and Beyond Itinerary

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9 days in Chicago and Beyond Itinerary

Start: Manila
Fly:  26​h
1
Ottawa
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Dixon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  22​h 15​min
End: Manila

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Ottawa

Ottawa ©
Ottawa is a city located at the confluence of the navigable Illinois River and Fox River in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Buffalo Rock State Park and then take in nature's colorful creations at Weber House and Garden.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ottawa road trip planning site .

Manila, Philippines to Ottawa is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Ottawa is minus 14 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Manila in November; daily highs in Ottawa reach 10°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dixon.

Things to do in Ottawa

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Weber House and Garden
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Buffalo Rock State Park ©
Buffalo Rock State Park
Weber House and Garden ©
Weber House and Garden

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night
Dixon

Dixon ©
Dixon is a city and county seat of Lee County, Illinois, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): head outdoors with Dixon Riverfront Plaza and then steep yourself in history at Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dixon attractions website .

You can drive from Ottawa to Dixon in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Dixon

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites
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Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home ©
Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get in touch with nature at Lincoln Park Zoo and Lakefront Trail. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Art Institute of Chicago and The Field Museum. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, explore the activities along Lake Michigan, and wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile.

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Traveling by car from Dixon to Chicago takes 2 hours. In November in Chicago, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Chicago

#Parks, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Michigan
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Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum