13 days in Illinois Itinerary

13 days in Illinois Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Illinois trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Drive to Glenview
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Glenview
— 1 day
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Volo
— 8 nights
Drive
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Union
— 1 night
Drive
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Rockford
— 3 nights
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Glenview

— 1 day
Glenview is an affluent suburban village located in Cook County, Illinois on The North Shore (Chicago). You've now added Kohl Children's Museum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): have fun and explore at Kohl Children's Museum, relax in the rural setting at Historic Wagner Farm, and then go for a walk through Chicago Botanic Garden.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Glenview online trip builder.

Cincinnati to Glenview is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Cincinnati to Glenview, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Glenview, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Volo.

Things to do in Glenview

Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Volo

— 8 nights
Volo is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Grosse Point Lighthouse and Volo Auto Museum. There's still lots to do: browse for treasures at Volo Antique Malls, admire the majestic nature at Chain 'O Lakes State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Volo Bog State Natural Area, and take an in-depth tour of Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Volo trip tool.

Traveling by car from Glenview to Volo takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Volo can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. You will leave for Union on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Volo

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Union

— 1 night
Union is a village in McHenry County, Illinois, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes McHenry County Historical Society as well as Illinois Railway Museum. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at McHenry County Historical Society, then examine the collection at Illinois Railway Museum, then find something for the whole family at Donley's Wild West Town, and finally look for gifts at Tom's Farm Market and Greenhouse.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Union visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Volo to Union takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Union are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rockford.

Things to do in Union

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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. On the 11th (Tue), have fun and explore at Discovery Center Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Anderson Japanese Gardens, and then get a new perspective on nature at Burpee Museum of Natural History. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Starved Rock State Park, and then do a tasting at August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. Tasting Room.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rockford sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Union to Rockford in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Rockford can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Trails

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.