10 days in Gurnee & Fort Myers Beach Itinerary

10 days in Gurnee & Fort Myers Beach Itinerary

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Gurnee
— 4 nights
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Fort Myers Beach
— 5 nights
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Gurnee

— 4 nights
Gurnee is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Baha'i House of Worship and Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. Let the collections at Naper Settlement and Kohl Children's Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gurnee: Morton Arboretum (in Lisle), Rotary Botanical Gardens (in Janesville) and Wheaton (First Division Museum at Cantigny & Cantigny Park). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Chicago Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at Kenosha Public Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Gurnee Mills.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gurnee trip itinerary builder website.

Chicago to Gurnee is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°F in December, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly to Fort Myers Beach.

Things to do in Gurnee

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach

— 5 nights
Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sanibel Historical Museum and Village and Mound House. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bowditch Point Park and Edison Park. There's still lots to do: get outside with Whitney's Bait and Tackle, explore the galleries of Ostego Bay Marine Science Center, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and look for gifts at Shipwreck Treasures Store.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Myers Beach travel planner.

You can fly from Gurnee to Fort Myers Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Gurnee in December; daily highs in Fort Myers Beach reach 80°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Fort Myers Beach

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips