12 days in Chicago & Houston Itinerary

12 days in Chicago & Houston Itinerary

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12 days in Chicago & Houston Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h
1
Chicago
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London

6
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step out of the city life by going to Silver Beach County Park and Starved Rock State Park. Visit Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery for their historical value. Explore Chicago's surroundings by going to Riverwalk Lot (in Naperville), South Bend (Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes & South Bend Farmer's Market) and Manteno Antique Mall (in Manteno). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Vineyards Gourmet, get a taste of the local shopping with Chicago Cultural Center, make a splash at Otter Cove Aquatic Park, and revel in the low prices at Chicago Premium Outlets.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary site .

London, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from London in September, things will get a bit warmer in Chicago: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

South Bend, Saint Joseph, Saint Charles, Chicago Premium Outlets, Washington Square
Highlights from your plan
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park

3
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Washington-on-the-Brazos and St. Mary's Church High Hill. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Copper Shade Tree Gallery and St Martins Catholic Church. Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Houston Premium Outlets (in Cypress), LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch (in Katy) and Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site (in Anderson). The adventure continues: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Old Bryan Marketplace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, stop by Phoenicia Foods, and take in the pleasant sights at Bonfire Memorial.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Houston journey site .

You can fly from Chicago to Houston in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. In September, Houston is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Shopping Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Houston Premium Outlets, Copper Shade Tree Gallery, Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Old Bryan Marketplace
Highlights from your plan
Phoenicia Specialty Foods ©
Phoenicia Specialty Foods
Houston Premium Outlets ©
Houston Premium Outlets
St Martins Catholic Church ©
St Martins Catholic Church

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