10 days in Chicago & Jacksonville Itinerary

10 days in Chicago & Jacksonville Itinerary

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10 days in Chicago & Jacksonville Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
2
Jacksonville
— 4 nights
End: Jacksonville

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Venture out of the city with trips to Volo Bog State Natural Area (in Ingleside), Red Oak Nature Center (in Batavia) and Prairie Wolf Slough (in Highland Park). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago travel site .

Jacksonville to Chicago is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Jacksonville to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jacksonville in June, things will get a bit cooler in Chicago: highs are around 81°F and lows about 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Prairie Wolf Slough, Willowbrook Wildlife Center, Red Oak Nature Center, Volo Bog State Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Volo Bog State Natural Area ©
Volo Bog State Natural Area
Willowbrook Wildlife Center ©
Willowbrook Wildlife Center

4
nights
Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jacksonville: St. Augustine (Grace United Methodist Church, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more), Sunset Pier Park (in Atlantic Beach) and Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (in Folkston). Spend the 16th (Sun) on the water with a fishing tour. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, pause for some photo ops at Veterans Memorial Wall, let the kids burn off some steam at Ed Austin Regional Park, and admire the natural beauty at Butterfly Rainforest.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jacksonville trip app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Jacksonville in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Jacksonville. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in June; daily highs in Jacksonville reach 90°F and lows reach 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Augustine, Gainesville, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Sunset Pier Park
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St. Augustine Wild Reserve ©
St. Augustine Wild Reserve
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge ©

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