14 days in Atlanta & Chicago Itinerary

14 days in Atlanta & Chicago Itinerary

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14 days in Atlanta & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Atlanta
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Phoenix

7
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta and The Cathedral of St. Philip. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Atlanta: Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain), Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center (in Locust Grove) and Wild Animal Safari (in Pine Mountain). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium, learn about winemaking at Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery, examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, and look for all kinds of wild species at Reynolds Nature Preserve.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Atlanta online travel route builder .

Phoenix to Atlanta is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Phoenix to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in July; daily highs in Atlanta reach 89°F and lows reach 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Ridge, Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center, Wild Animal Safari, Stone Mountain Park, Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery
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Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park

6
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Relax by the water at Silver Beach County Park and Kathy Osterman Beach. Visit Millennium Park and Fourth Presbyterian Church for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Rosewood Beach (in Highland Park), Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. (in DeKalb) and Weko Park (in Bridgman). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, tour the pleasant surroundings at Whihala Beach, explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, and admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chicago tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Atlanta to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Chicago. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in July; daily highs in Chicago reach 83°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Whihala Beach, Weko Park, Silver Beach County Park, Horseshoe Hammond, Rosewood Beach
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. ©
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.

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