13 days in Chicago & Galena Itinerary

13 days in Chicago & Galena Itinerary

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13 days in Chicago & Galena Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Galena
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Chicago

9
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Old Town of Chicago, Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, Chicago Botanic Garden, and other attractions you added.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary maker website .

In September, daytime highs in Chicago are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Starved Rock State Park, Chicago Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

3
nights
Galena

Galena ©
Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Old Blacksmith Shop, identify plant and animal life at Mines of Spain, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dickeyville Grotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Horseshoe Mound, then immerse yourself in nature at Governor Dodge State Park, and then examine the collection at National Brewery Museum.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Galena day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Chicago to Galena in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Galena when traveling from Chicago in October, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galena

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mines of Spain, National Brewery Museum, Dickeyville Grotto, Governor Dodge State Park
Highlights from your plan
Mines of Spain ©
Mines of Spain
Dickeyville Grotto ©
Dickeyville Grotto
National Brewery Museum ©
National Brewery Museum

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