10 days in Racine & Chicago Itinerary

10 days in Racine & Chicago Itinerary

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10 days in Racine & Chicago Itinerary

Start: College Station
Drive:  17​h 45​min
1
Racine
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 7 nights
Drive:  18​h 30​min
End: College Station

2
nights
Racine

Racine ©
Racine is a city in and the county seat of Racine County, Wisconsin, United States. On the 29th (Sat), explore the activities along Geneva Lake, then trek along Geneva Lake Shore Path, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Racine Zoo, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Lapham Peak. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Old World Wisconsin and then admire the striking features of SC Johnson Headquarters.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Racine trip planning app .

College Station to Racine is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from College Station in December, things will get cooler in Racine: highs are around 34°F and lows about 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Racine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Geneva, Old World Wisconsin, Lapham Peak
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Lapham Peak ©
Lapham Peak
Old World Wisconsin ©
Old World Wisconsin
Geneva Lake ©
Geneva Lake

7
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You've now added Adler Planetarium to your itinerary. Visit Silver Beach County Park and Kathy Osterman Beach for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Science and Industry and The Magnificent Mile. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Warren Dunes State Park (in Bridgman), Centennial Beach (in Naperville) and Saint Joseph (Whirlpool Compass Fountain & Lions Park Beach). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, kick back and relax at Whihala Beach Co Park, try to win big at Horseshoe Hammond, and take in the waterfront at Navy Pier.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago online journey maker .

You can drive from Racine to Chicago in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint Joseph, Oak Park, Warren Dunes State Park, Horseshoe Hammond, Red Oak Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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