10 days in Illinois Itinerary

10 days in Illinois Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Illinois trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Chicago
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rockford
— 3 nights
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Drive to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Fly to Ben Gurion International Airport, Drive to Jerusalem

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Chicago

— 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take a memorable tour with Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, and take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

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Jerusalem, Israel to Chicago is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 8 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jerusalem in August: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rockford.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Tours

Rockford

— 3 nights
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. state of Illinois, the 171st most populous city in the United States, the largest city in Illinois outside of the Chicago metropolitan area, and the city of the 148th most populous metropolitan area in the United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rockford: Freeport (Krape Park & Oscar Taylor Home). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Historical Auto Attractions, admire the majestic nature at Rock Cut State Park, learn more about the world around you at Burpee Museum of Natural History, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Stone Bridge Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rockford online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Rockford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Chicago in August, Rockford is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rockford

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Illinois travel guide

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Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.