10 days in Chicago & Sanibel Island Itinerary

10 days in Chicago & Sanibel Island Itinerary

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Chicago
— 5 nights
2
Sanibel Island
— 4 nights

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Art Institute of Chicago and Wrigley Field. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Saint Joseph (Silver Beach County Park, Whirlpool Compass Fountain, &more). The adventure continues: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip planning site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Chicago. July in Chicago sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Saint Joseph, Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

4
nights
Sanibel Island

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Fishing Charters & Tours and Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, get lost in a book at Sanibel Public Library, examine the collection at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, and stroll through Bowman's Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sanibel Island sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Sanibel Island in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Sanibel Island: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Myers, Captiva Beach
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Fishing Charters & Tours
J.N. ©
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

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