12 days in Orland Park & Anchorage Itinerary

12 days in Orland Park & Anchorage Itinerary

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Orland Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Chicago Midway International Airport, Fly to Anchorage
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Anchorage
— 6 nights
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Orland Park — 4 nights

Orland Park is a village located in Cook County, Illinois, United States, and a mostly affluent suburb of Chicago which in 2010 had a population of 56,767.25mi southwest of Chicago, Orland Park is close to several interstate highways, with the I-80 east-west coast connector as its southern border. Explore Orland Park's surroundings by going to Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art (in Elmhurst), Horseshoe Hammond (in Hammond) and Wheaton (Cantigny Park & First Division Museum at Cantigny). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Lilacia Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Brookfield Zoo, cool off at Centennial water park, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Centennial Bike Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Orland Park trip planner.

Chicago to Orland Park is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 6 nights

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Spend the 24th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: gain insight at Alaska Native Heritage Center, explore the landscape on two wheels at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, stroll through Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and cruise along Seward Hwy.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage visit planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Orland Park to Anchorage. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Orland Park in May: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around 59°F and lows are around 42°F. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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